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Eastern Comma

Polygonia comma


Small with short hindwing projections. Forewing above is brownish-orange with dark spots; one dark spot at center of bottom edge. Hindwing above has two patterns: summer form is mostly black, winter form is orange with black spots; both have a dark border containing pale spots. Underside is brown; hindwing with a central silver or white comma which is swollen at both ends.


Deciduous woodlands; woods near rivers, marshes, swamps, and other water sources.

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Michigan City, Indiana, USA

Lat: 41.71, Long: -86.90

Spotted on Jun 20, 2012
Submitted on Jul 27, 2012

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