A Question Mark Revealed
Polygonia interrogationis
May 6, 2012

  The question mark is a particularly striking butterfly, somewhere between being a large medium-size butterfly or a small large-size butterfly.

Although I had presented a question mark showing a question mark (from 2008), today's sequence is far better. The sequence also has the advantage of being a sequence, with the same butterfly in different poses, revealing its question mark.

First, here is an upper wing view, showing the topside pattern.

Question Mark, open wings
  In the next view, as the question mark raises its wings, its question mark starts to become apparent. (Hint: The white marking.)
Question Mark, semiopen wings
  The question mark of the question mark can be clearly seen in the following photo on the hind wing (the mark is resting on its side).
Question Mark, raised wings
  It's a beautiful butterfly, complete with its very own question mark.

The other butterfly in the genus Angelwings is the comma.

Photo note: The photos were taken with the Pentax K20D and the Sigma 150-500mm lens on May 4, 2012.

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