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Unidentified Polygonia - Polygonia comma - female

Unidentified Polygonia - Polygonia comma - Female
Oakdale Nature Preserve, Washington County, Minnesota, USA
September 17, 2011

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Unidentified Polygonia - Polygonia comma - female Unidentified Polygonia - Polygonia comma - female

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I vote for Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)
In your location, the three possible Polygonia species are Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis), Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma), and Gray Comma (Polygonia progne). The Question Mark has longer tails on the hindwing, and a black dash on the forewing near the tip, so that rules out Question Mark. The Eastern Comma has a black spot in the center of the hindwing, which the Gray Comma does not have, so that rules out Gray Comma. Looks like you've got a winter (lighter) form of Eastern Comma.

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Check out Polygonia interrogationis or progne

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