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Comma Butterfly

Polygonia cf. oreas


Forest area


bayucca 9 years ago

Yes, could also be Polygonia gracilis zephyrus, which is probably also more common than P. oreas. But with only this picture of an old butterfly I think we better take Polygonia sp. as scientific ID with adding both possible candidates in the description side, so we are on the safer side with the ID. I wasn't that sure about P. oreas, that's why I put a "cf.".

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4G Clan 9 years ago

Polygonia gracilis zephyrus is another possibility, would you agree?

bayucca 9 years ago

Nymphalidae, Nymphalinae, Nymphalini, Polygonia sp. and might be Polygonia cf. oreas. Yours is at the end of its lifetime, so pretty worn and the markings are no more clearly visible.

My ID is mostly based on the markings of the hindwing. Do you have another picture of it? What do other people think of it??

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Spotted on Sep 28, 2014
Submitted on Oct 2, 2014

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