Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)

Statewide in NC (but less common toward the coast) and widespread in eastern North America, commas are one of the few groups of butterflies that overwinter as adults.
#2755
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Murphy's Point Provincial Park, Lanark Co., Ontario
12 July 2018

#2622
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
10 July 2018

#3070
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Lanark Co., Ontario
13 July 2018

The dorsal shot looks like a Gray Comma, and probably is, although when I was in the field I shot the ventral, the butterfly flushed a few feet away and landed and I shot the dorsal. However, the butterfly I flushed must've disappeared and another one popped up. Thanks to Rick C. for noticing this!


Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Buncombe Co., NC
8 July 2006
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Buncombe Co., NC
8 July 2006

Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Watauga Co., NC
27 June 2004

Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Haywood Co., NC
15 Apr 2006
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Caldwell Co, NC
28 June 2003

Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Mascatatuck NWR, Jackson Co., IN
27 July 2015
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) #1014
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Mascatatuck NWR, Jackson Co., IN
27 July 2015

Casual observation of individuals like this could lead to mistaking this for a Question Mark in the field.


Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) #0982
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Mascatatuck NWR, Jackson Co., IN
27 July 2015

#2877
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Wilkes Co., NC
24 Aug 2016

#2877
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Durham Co., NC
18 Dec 2016

Shot with iPhone during the Christmas Bird Count


Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
#7798
Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
Clay Co., NC
20 May 2007


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