Question Mark Butterfly
Very similar in looks to the Eastern Comma, the Question Mark has a dot beneath the hindwing mark that transforms a comma into a question mark! Both of these butterflies have scalloped, uneven wing shapes that place them in a group called anglewings or polygonias, which means many angles.
Butterfly Size: 2 1/4 – 3 inches
Habitats: Wooded areas with some open space, city parks, suburbs, fencerows
Plants for the Question Mark Butterfly
- American elm (Ulmus americanus)
- red elm (Ulmus rubra)
- hackberry (Celtis spp.)
- Japanese hop (Humulus japonicus)
- nettles (Urtica spp.)
- false nettle
- Rotting fruit
- tree sap
Only when these are unavailable do Question Marks visit flowers
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