8 Beautiful Species of Butterflies

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Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)

This beautiful butterfly is a reddish-orange with black spots and isn’t very well known but has a distinct hook-like shape on the sides of its wings making it unique. Their name of Question Mark was given them due to the white question mark-shaped spot on the underside of the wings. Question Marks live in southern Canada and northern America and sometimes migrate to Arizona or Mexico. Unlike other butterfly females, they do not lay eggs on leaves that the caterpillars like to eat so when they hatch, they need to hunt down a host plant. Question Marks can be found in wooded areas around trees and parks eating tree sap or discarded fruit.

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