Re: [OM] Tribute to Jim

Subject: Re: [OM] Tribute to Jim
From: Dean Hansen <hanse112@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:17:39 -0500
Joel posted:

"Here's a photo that, when I was taking it, made me think of Jim:


Also Mike.  Both of whom will know what kind of critter it is other than
just a butterfly or moth.  (I don't.)"

I'm guessing it's a Question Mark butterfly.  There are also four species of 
Commas in Michigan;  all these are named for a silvery mark on the underside of 
the hind wing, which looks like, well, a comma or a question mark.  In Joel's 
photo, there's an obvious "tail" on the rear margin of the hind wing--this 
indicates his butterfly is a Question Mark.  But species identification aside, 
what makes the photo is the dramatic shadow!  Wow!  Even the shadows of the 
antennae are visible on the gray weathered wood.  
Joel, if I ever write a butterfly book, I might just ask you to let me use that 
photo--it's a beauty!

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