Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1288639

Oreas Comma
Polygonia oreas

Observation date: June 14, 2017
Submitted by: jhintermeister
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: April 17, 2021
Coordinator notes: I wish I had an upper view of this one. Sometimes Polygonia gracilis can look just like that, but gracilis probably does not occur in that county. As I recall, you are familiar with Oreas Anglewings. I have fond memories of going through poison oak patches and wading streams to find them in Monterey County. Not easy to find but I've been fortunate-Ken Davenport
Checklist region(s): United States, California, San Mateo County