Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes


Gray Comma - Polygonia progne

Gray Comma - Polygonia progne
New Ashford, Lanesboro, or maybe Hancock... ?, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
July 9, 2011
I participated in the North Berkshire NABA count in 2011. Was driving up a gravel road near Mount Greylock when I flushed a Polygonia from the road. Got out and walked a bit. An adjacent meadow let the sun shine on the road that was otherwise through dense forest, and a small seep kept part of the road damp, creating very nice puddling conditions, apparently. This critter was joined by at least 6 Eastern Comma, two Great Spangled Fritillary, snd three each Peck's and Dun Skippers, all drawing minerals from the road.

Images of this individual: tag all
Gray Comma - Polygonia progne Gray Comma - Polygonia progne Gray Comma - Polygonia progne