Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis)

Widespread in the western US and across much of Canada.
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Rock Creek, Lolo National Forest, Missoula Co., MT
10 May 2010

This comma was a bit larger and much brighter/golder than the numerous Green Commas (P. faunus) fluttering around at the same time. While the dorsal view fits Oreas Comma fairly well, particularly with the dark central hindwing spot, Zephyr Comma can show that spot on occasion as well.


'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Grizzly Creek, Lolo National Forest, Missoula Co., MT
10 May 2010

Different individual from above.


'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #6181
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Woodchuck Creek, Missoula Co., MT
19 Apr 2014

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #6197
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Woodchuck Creek, Missoula Co., MT
19 Apr 2014

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #6202
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Woodchuck Creek, Missoula Co., MT
19 Apr 2014

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #6233
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Woodchuck Creek, Missoula Co., MT
19 Apr 2014

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #2034
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Woodchuck Creek, Missoula Co., MT
19 Apr 2014

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #2044
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Woodchuck Creek, Missoula Co., MT
19 Apr 2014

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #2887
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
MPG North near Condon, Missoula Co., MT
30 Apr 2014

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
#4333
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Chief Joseph Ski Trails, Beaverhead Co., MT
8 June 2014

Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #5679
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Sniper's Roost above Woodchuck Creek, Missoula Co., MT
18 Sep 2014

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #5935
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Tongue Creek, Missoula Co., MT
20 Sep 2014

Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #5114
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Tongue Creek, Missoula Co., MT
20 Sep 2014

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #5209
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Tongue Creek, Missoula Co., MT
21 Sep 2014

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #5963
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Baldy Draw, Missoula Co., MT
21 Sep 2014

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #5143
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Baldy Draw, Missoula Co., MT
21 Sep 2014

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #5143
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Woodchuck Creek, Missoula Co., MT
13 Apr 2015

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #5477
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Near Condon, Missoula Co., MT
20 Apr 2015

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) #8710
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Davis Creek, Missoula Co., MT
21 Apr 2015

'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus) 'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
#9047
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Near Condon, Missoula Co., MT
3 Apr 2015
#5987
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Davis Creek, Missoula Co., MT
2 May 2015


Colorado Hoary Commas
#5446
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Florissant, Teller Co., CO
7 July 2016

#5874
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Rock Creek, El Paso Co., CO
9 July 2016

Nectaring on Rhus


#6278
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Four Mile Creek, Teller Co., CO
11 July 2016

Nectaring on Heracleum


#6347
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Four Mile Creek, Teller Co., CO
11 July 2016

Nectaring on Heracleum


#6278
'Zephyr' Hoary Comma (Polygonia gracilis zephyrus)
Four Mile Creek, Teller Co., CO
11 July 2016



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