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Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis) Butterfly - Polygonia interrogationis

Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis) Butterfly - Polygonia interrogationis
Fort Worth, TX, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
June 10, 2012
Size: Approx 2 1/2"
Looks similar to Eastern Comma butterfly but has more black & less spots.

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Question Mark
This is the summer form of the Question Mark -- Polygonia interrogationis. The winter form has the light hindwings.

 
Question Mark -- Polygonia interrogationis
I've never seen these in the winter (actually no butterflies in the winter, only moths) but I know the Commas look similiar - lighter in color, less black, more spots, more scalloped wing edges.

Looks like the Eastern Commas are more common further north & east of Texas. I've never seen one here but tons of the QMs.

This might help: www.gardenswithwings.com/facts-info/ncommaquestionmark.html

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