Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1055017

Zephyr Comma
Polygonia zephyrus

Observation date: July 03, 2015
Submitted by: ncrosbyrd
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 15, 2015
Coordinator notes: The submitter suggest the Oreas Anglewing (P. oreas) but that species is sufficiently rare enough to be a less likely candidate that the Zephyr Anglewing. Look like a female of P. zephyrus (P. gracilis zephyrus). It would be necessary to examine the underside of the butterfly to determine if it is P. oreas, or for that matter, there is also an outside possibility of it being P. faunus hylas. Again, the underside would be most diagnostic. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Gunnison County