Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Green Comma
Polygonia faunus

Observation date: July 28, 2016
Submitted by: JoseBonner
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Sunny and clear, no wind, about 75F. Numerous Leps nectaring on diasies and thistles.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stevecary
Verified date: January 11, 2019
Coordinator notes: most Polygonia have warm and cool season morphs, though this is very uniformly gray below.. I could not have IDed this butterfly without the dorsal shot; the hindwing submarginal orange spots are definitive. Green Comma had a good year last year, so maybe some unusual variants in the mix. thanks for submitting!
Checklist region(s): United States, New Mexico, Santa Fe County