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Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)

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.

How to Identify

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

Where and When to Spot

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

Common Names

Eastern Comma

Polygonia Comma (de)
Polygonia Comma (es)
Polygone virgule (fr)

Taxonomy

Lepidoptera
Nymphalidae
Polygonia comma