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Meet the "punctuation butterflies" ... Commas and the Question Mark! Here are some common ones seen in North America:

Eastern Comma

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Eastern Comma Butterfly ... wings open

Green Comma

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Green Comma Butterfly (dorsal view)

Satyr Comma

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Satyr  Comma Butterfly (dorsal view)

Question Mark

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Question Mark butterfly - wings open

Comma and Question Mark Comparison

Shown in the image below are the markings on the underside of the Question Mark butterfly that give it the name. A silver curved line and adjacent dot form what appears as a question mark.

They resemble dry, dead leaves with their wings closed.

Comparison of the Eastern Comma butterfly and the Question Mark butterfly