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Photo#1303322
What kind of butterfly is this? - Polygonia faunus

What kind of butterfly is this? - Polygonia faunus
Taylorville, Cardston, Alberta, Canada
September 30, 2016
Size: 1 1/2"

Moved

Not a Gray Comma
The shape of the comma is wrong for Gray Comma ( this is "C" shaped, with a barb at one end ), as is the variegated pattern on the wings. The photo is badly underexposed, so the pattern is hard to see. Lightening the photo, it looks like Eastern Comma, but I don't know if that species flies this far West. It may be a Satyr Comma, which has a similar pattern.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Maybe Hoary Comma
The thick comma and coloration as well as wing shape implies Hoary to me but this becomes a debatable ID since it is very similar to Gray Comma.

Comma
One of the Commas, I believe a Gray Comma, Polygonia progne, but I would prefer to see upperside as well.

Another may be confident enough to move

 
upperside
I never saw the upperside to get a photo if it.

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