Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Q/Alphabe-Thursday

 Mystery butterfly

Q is for QUESTION

Q: Is this a Comma or Question Mark butterfly? They look very much alike but the answer is on the...

Can you see the answer?

underside of the wings.  This one has a white question mark so it's a - you guessed it - a Question Mark butterfly.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE 

51 comments:

Revrunner said...

? :-)

Kate said...

How did you get the underside?

A Quiet Corner said...

Awesome pix....just awesome! ...:)JP

William Kendall said...

It's pretty!

Rose said...

One thing for sure...its a BEAUTIFUL butterfly....we have a few of these around here, too.

Roan said...

They sure are pretty! I never knew how to tell the difference, until now!

Sandra said...

how great that you could get the top and underside... he is beautiful. i love his furry body and the jagged edges of his wings. my first ever view of a question mark butterfly

Judy said...

Wow, I don't think I have ever seen on before, at least now I'm going to keep a look out for one.

see you there! said...

Fantastic photos. I'll be looking for the marks.

Darla

TexWisGirl said...

i love these beauties! nice Q!

Lois said...

Beautiful pictures! I have never seen a butterfly like this before.

Mersad said...

Pretty underside of the wings. The almost look translucent.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Linda W. said...

Nice captures! I especially like your first photo.

Stephanie said...

Pretty butterflies

Sylvia K said...

Such a lovely butterflies and terrific captures, EG!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

llandudnopictures said...

Great captures, they look very delicate!

Chandra said...

Hi Jenny,
Thanks for stopping by my blog today and demystifying the butterfly, which I did not to identify.

The butterflies you have posted are so pretty. I did not know that there was such a thing as Question Mark Butterfly.

Have a Beautiful Day!

Peace :)

Cranberry Morning said...

That is simply beautiful - and I would have no idea what kind it was unless it had been a Monarch. :-)

RedPat said...

The things we learn here!

Tante Mali said...

Hi Dear!
Thank you so much for your lovely visit and your charming words!!! You are an amazing photographer!!! Stunning pictures on this blog!!! Congratulations!
Have a happy happy week
Elisabeth

Halcyon said...

Is that a real thing? A question mark butterfly? I love it!!!

Ginny said...

These are beautiful shots! I am no good at all on identifying butterflies. You even got a beautiful shadow on the first one! The antenna on the second one are really impressive, too. I am already missing summer...

Gail Dixon said...

My first thought was Question Mark! As I tell my husband (often), I love to be right. :) This is a beauty! So glad you were able to get this shot.

DeniseinVA said...

I've never seen a question mark butterfly. Those markings are lovely! Great shots EG. I saw a butterfly this morning in Washington DC and it was a dark orange color but it never settled for me to tell what it was. Fun to see it though. I haven't had a lot of success photographing butterflies this year. Yours are fantastic!

A Quiet Corner said...

LOVE them...:)JP

Karen S. said...

Wow, that is really interesting. I thought sideways ? for sure. I like your captures too, you are good at catching them!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Amazing shot!

Carver said...

Great shots and without a question it's an interesting butterfly.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful macro shots of the gorgeous butterflies! ~ Great post for Q!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Jim said...

Wow.

Viola said...

I have never heard of its name before. Such a very beautiful butterfly! And to me it looks as it has got muscular legs! :))

Leovi said...

I love these beautiful butterflies! Wonderful photos!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Lovely pictures.

Randy said...

Beautiful specimans.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

You must be sweating doing this shoot if more than 10 minutes !

Jack said...

I am always amazed at how much you know about the natural world.

Grandma C said...

Now I know what to look for should I ever come across ? one. Beautiful photos!

Felicia said...

Hmmmm guess I can't see I would have said comma cuz it looks like one on the wing too.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely butterfly - and such a great name too!

Mascha said...

Beautiful pictures! I don't know the answer, I have both never seen before

Dominique Goh said...

I didn't know the answer to that question either. Interesting facts.. Lovely capture of the butterfly.

EG CameraGirl said...

Hi Felicia,

The white dot beside the white C on the underwing makes the butterfly a question mark. :))

George said...

Those are great photos and a marvelous question. (Too bad I didn't know the answer!)

fredamans said...

It looks more moth than butterfly but is beautiful still.

Marie said...

Lovely butterflies!

Judie said...

What great shots! What does the Comma butterfly look like?

jeannettestgermain said...

The underside of the wings are Quite beautiful too!

Jim said...

Here, Butterfly. Come, Butterfly. That's a good girl. Now turn over so I can see under you wing. [actually I couldn't really see the one you are showing-- ;)] Sorry. But it was a fun post, thank you.
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Lmkazmierczak said...

Stunning shots...I'll be more aware of the markings thanks to you♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/question-mark-butterfly/

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Soon we shall say goodbye!

edenhills said...

Great capture! They are so pretty!

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