Re: [OM] Tribute to Jim

Subject: Re: [OM] Tribute to Jim
From: Joel Wilcox <jfwilcox@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 08:45:24 -0500
On Wed, Oct 10, 2012, at 05:17 PM, Dean Hansen wrote:
> Joel posted:
> "Here's a photo that, when I was taking it, made me think of Jim:
> http://myweb.uiowa.edu/jfwilcox
> 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. 

I've added a second image that exposes a bit more hind wing.  I don't
know if it is any better than the first for purposes of identification. 
Thanks Dean, Mike, and all for your comments.

Joel W.

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