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#1 Alyah

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 11:52 PM

I assumed this was a Question Mark at the time, but now I'm not sure. These were taken 7/14/11 in northern IL.
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#2 Liam

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:08 AM

Question Mark, there's a "C" and a "." on the underwing and there are four dark spots on the forewing on the other side. Here's a comparison I made:

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#3 BuckeyeBruce

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 02:36 AM

Question Mark seconded

#4 Alyah

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:37 PM

Thank you! It looked different from one that had been there the previous day, so I thought I'd just make sure.
Edit: Wait, so this one is a Comma then? This is the one I referenced above.
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#5 Parula

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 05:30 PM

that is wierd it has a question mark

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:38 PM

I'd still go with Eastern Comma -- the underwing has the classic contrasty brown markings, and the upperwing has the appropriate markings as well.

#7 Alyah

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:47 PM

No wonder the first butterfly I posted looked different. :P Maybe this one was trying to trick people.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:34 PM

I agree with Comma.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:49 PM

I was wondering what a thread on grammar was doing in this forum! :)




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