Question Mark

Question Mark

Polygonia interrogationsis

This butterfly can be found throughout the state of Texas. When it is in flight, its bright orange might make one mistake it for the many orange butterflies that fly throughout the state, but it can disappear in a moment when it closes its wings in the trees.

This anglewing butterfly will disappear in the trees. Its irregular wing shape makes it appear as one dead leaf among many. Still, its comma plus a dot silver markings set it apart as a “Question Mark” in the woodland areas of Texas.

The Question Mark will rarely be found upon flowers. Instead, it feeds upon tree saps, rotting food, and even animal dung.

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