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Satyr Comma Butterfly

The Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus) has a widespread range, from the Southern Yukon and Northwest Territories south through western Canada and western United States to Baja California. It also seen in southern Arizona, and southwest New Mexico, and across the Great Lakes states to northern New England and Nova Scotia. Typically seen in in woodland edges, foothills, in canyons, fields, parks and near streams.

Its jagged wings above are a bright yellow-orange with numerous black spots. A silver "comma" shape is located in the center of hindwing.

Similar in size and coloration to the Eastern Comma.

Wing spread: 1 3/4" - 2 1/2"

Host plants: Stinging nettle

Satyr Comma Butterfly (dorsal view)
Satyr  Comma Butterfly (dorsal view)

Satyr Comma Butterfly (ventral View)
Satyr  Comma Butterfly (ventral View)

Another "Comma" family member ... the Eastern Comma Butterfly
Eastern Comma Butterfly ... wings closed
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