[SoWestLep] Question Mark Invasion in Southeast AZ

Andrew Warren warrena at ava.bcc.orst.edu
Wed Sep 29 15:37:10 EDT 1999

Questions Marks were more abundant than usual along the Colorado Front
Range (specifically Douglas Co.) than most years, although this probably
has nothing to do with their great year in the SW.  Interestingly,
Questions marks occur in subtropical habitats at low elevations in Nayarit
state (west-central Mexico) where they fly year around and show less
pronounced seasonal dimorphism than in eastern North America. I wonder if
the Arizona interrogationis are coming into Arizona from the east, coming
up from the south, or if they are always there in low numbers???

Andy Warren    

On Wed, 29 Sep 1999, Hank & Priscilla Brodkin wrote:

> From: Hank & Priscilla Brodkin <hankb at theriver.com>
> In addition to the Question Marks (Polygonia interrogationis) reported
> earlier in this part of Arizona - Priscilla saw one up in the Ramsey
> Canyon Preserve on Tuesday, 9/28.  As near as I can tell there is only
> one other report from the Huachuca Mountains.
> We had previously reported these dark bugs as winter form due to
> mis-labeled plates in one of the older field guides.  This form is
> apparently the summer form.  
> Has anyone else noticed any unusual irruption of this species in the
> west?
> Cheers!
> BTW click on SEABA's new website in our sig file.
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> 	          Carr Canyon, Cochise County, AZ
>              SouthEast Arizona Butterfly Association
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