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Question Mark Butterfly


Question Mark Butterfly
Photo Information
Copyright: Lissa Bruce (Leace) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 61] (292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-09
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D50, NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 G
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-11 8:15
Viewed: 3522
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This pretty butterfly was resting on a car headlight, periodically opening and closing its' wings.

More info on the Question Mark Butterfly:

Found primarily in wooded area that have open spaces, such as city parks, suburbs, and fencerows, adult males will sit during the afternoon hours on tree trunks or leaves waiting for females. They will, however, leave their perches to chase other insects and even birds. Females will lay eggs alone, or stacked, on the leaves of plants.

(taken from http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=1100)

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It's very hard to catch these guys with open wings. I've been chasing them around for a few months now. ha ha
Great shot, particularly the closed wing version. Very good focus and clarity and you did a great job showing the distinct question mark on the wing.

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