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Satyr comma - Polygonia satyrus - female

Satyr comma - Polygonia satyrus - Female
Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Washington, USA
May 4, 2008

While P. satyrus is likely correct,
be careful about identifying these by a few spots on the upper side alone; it isn't always reliable. This one really could be either one. The under side would tell us for sure. Case in point:
a specimen of Polygonia "oreas" threatfuli, and another of P. oreas selinus at BOA.

Moved from Oreas Comma.

How did you eliminate satyrus?
Note hindwing black spot in center

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