Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1342954

Zephyr Comma
Polygonia zephyrus

Observation date: August 29, 2022
Submitted by: DebraRade
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: mikefisher
Verified date: October 02, 2022
Coordinator notes: The Eastern Comma occurs only in eastern Colorado below the mountains (rarely as far as the Front Range foothills) and is generally a rare sighting. There is an outside chance this one is the Dark Comma (Polygonia oreas satellow) but cannot be sure without seeing the underside of the individual, so I settled for verifying it as the most common comma in the state (and certainly occurs in that area along with the other), the Hoary Comma (of Zephyrus Comma). This one is a male. Mike
Checklist region(s): United States, Colorado, Pitkin County