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Green Comma Butterfly - Polygonia faunus

Green Comma Butterfly - Polygonia faunus
Centre du Qu├ębec County, Quebec, Canada
May 17, 2008

Having only the 3 roundish spots on the forewing (FW) tends to rule out interrogationis.

Lack of an orange-yellow HW margin tends to rule out satyrus.

The black spot (it is faint though) on the lower middle HW tends to rule out gracilis and progne.

That leaves faunus and comma of the likely (and unlikely) possibilities.

The yellow spots in the dark margin border of the hindwing, as well as the shape leads me more towards faunus than comma.

Tentative ID of P. faunus. (P. comma would be my second choice.)

Wish I could see the ventral, but sometimes getting any photo at all of these is a feat.

Moved from ID Request.

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