Grammatical Butterflies

by Bethany Plonski September. 22, 2018 519 views

I am one of those strange people who find grammar endlessly fascinating, so imagine how delighted I was to find out that there are butterflies who punctuate!

Polygonia comma

Polygonia comma

Meet the Eastern Comma, named for a tiny wing marking that resembles a comma.

The Comma's friend, the Question Mark, has a similar wing marking and overall appearance. However, its little white marking is interrupted, so from certain directions it resembles a question mark.

Polygonia interrogationis

Polygonia interrogationis

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Joe Zink 1 year, 4 months ago

Great job, Bethany!
#1 is definitely my favorite

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Joe Zink 1 year, 4 months ago

Thank you! Mine too.

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Sudarshan Sp 1 year, 4 months ago

beautiful

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Sudarshan Sp 1 year, 4 months ago

Thank you!

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 4 months ago

Especially love #1.

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 4 months ago

Thank you! Mr. Question Mark was much more active and difficult to capture. :)

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Ram Ya 1 year, 4 months ago

Wow, #1 is amazing. Love the bokeh.
Thanks for sharing,

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
Bethany Plonski Replied to Ram Ya 1 year, 4 months ago

Thank you! I was happy with it too.

1 year, 4 months ago Edited
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