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Eastern Comma Polygonia comma

Eastern Comma Polygonia comma

Papilionibus > Lepidoptera > Nymphalidae

Large butterfly endemic in eastern Canada and one of the first butterflies that can be spotted in the spring. Unlike other butterflies, this species doesn’t visit flowers. It feeds on tree sap and rotting fruits.

To identify this species check the three dots in a row on the forewings.

I spot this species usually early spring (april) feeding on sap of trees or along creeks formed by melting snow and ice.

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Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies2022-04-15
Park Angrignon, Montreal2016-04-17