Question Mark butterfly chrysalis – 7/31/12

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 7/31/12

Observation Time: 11:45 a.m.

Observation Location: Gavins Pond Road (bridge near soccer fields)

Common Name: Question Mark butterfly chrysalis

Scientific Name: Polygonia interrogationis

Comments: This is the chrysalis of a Question Mark butterfly. They have a white mark on each wing that looks like a question mark. See photos of an adult Question Mark Butterfly. The root “interrogation” is apparent in the scientific name “interrogationis” and relates to the odd white question mark on its wing.

More Information: Wikipedia

Question Mark Butterfly Chrysalis