My first “?” by rhoing

My first “?”

A Question Mark butterfly and ya gotta love the scientific name: “Polygonia interrogationis.” I suppose there’s a reason I haven’t had an opportunity to see many of these before. From my NWF field guide, “Adults rarely visit flowers, drinking instead from sap, fruit, mud, and carrion.” Yum, right?

Third “first” in a week. I wonder if this is due to the weather last year (when I began in earnest) or this year…

Confirmed at BAMONA as Polygonia interrogationis or “Question Mark”; http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/sighting_details/930249

Another “circle-of-life” photo passed up today: an Eastern Cicada Killer (wasp) with the prey from which it derives its name… See here, http://bugguide.net/node/view/844408

One year ago (“‘Chlorochlamys phyllinaria’ (Geometridae)”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-09-18
Two years ago (“Finally!” — my first Monarch butterfly): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-09-18
@espyetta Another predator-and-prey passed up today, MaryBeth: http://bugguide.net/node/view/844408. A first butterfly species takes precedent!
September 20th, 2013  
Awesome shot of this unusual butterfly Thom!
September 20th, 2013  
I think it is cool how they come up with the names of these beauties
September 20th, 2013  
@rhoing now that is cool! How many pics do you have on that website? You are famous. I live seeing different predator prey pics!
September 20th, 2013  
These b flies are so impressive. Never see them down here
September 20th, 2013  
FAV...fantastic shot!
September 20th, 2013  
Great shot!
September 20th, 2013  
Great capture! He seems to have a bit of character..as if he were posing proudly with his chin up!
September 20th, 2013  
Sue
he would blend nicely with the brown leaves in the autumn
September 21st, 2013  
@roth Exactly my thought when I spied it!
September 21st, 2013  
The detail is incredibly Thom
September 21st, 2013  
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