Species Page: Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)

Eastern Comma

Polygonia comma (T. Harris, 1841)

Family: Nymphalidae

Status: Occasional resident

NENHP Ranking: Not listed

Range: Found from New England south to northern Florida west to eastern Texas, eastern Wyoming and southern Manitoba. Statewide in Nebraska, although not yet being found (but expected) in the southern panhandle or extreme southwest.

Larval Hostplant(s): Elms, nettles and hops.

Broods/Flight Times: Adults have been found from early April to well into November.

Overwintering: As adults.

Habitat: This butterfly can be found in/near woodlands as well as in parks and urban environments.

Avg. Wingspan: 1 3/4 – 2 1/2 inches

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Similar Species: Other Anglewings (Polygonia sp.)

Notes: This species exhibits several seasonal forms.

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