Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1304626

Zephyr Comma
Polygonia zephyrus

Observation date: July 28, 2021
Submitted by: DeepSkyKelly
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: September 08, 2021
Coordinator notes: Your suggested ID is also correct...it has been accepted that P. zephyrus is a subspecies of the same species, Polygonia gracilis in the West. This is a male of the summer flight which has a more brownish colored underside than grayish as the later season flight displays. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado