Neha Patil

Polygonia progne

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Polygonia
Higher classification  Polygonia
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Nymphalidae
Scientific name  Polygonia progne
Rank  Species
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Similar  Butterfly, Polygonia, Polygonia comma, Polygonia faunus, Aphrodite fritillary

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Polygonia progne (gray comma or grey comma) is a species of Polygonia that occurs in North America.



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Its wingspan is between 4.4 and 6.3 cm. The top of the wings is bright orange-brown while the summer forms often have a dark border on the hindwing. Both winter and summer forms have few yellow spots on their wing borders. The underside of the wings have L-shaped silver markings and are charcoal gray.


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You can often find these around dirt roads and stream beds. Most often found in hilly terrain or canyon lands.

Life cycle

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The adults have two flights a year, one in April–May and another in June–August. During the first flight the adults mate and lay eggs. These eggs will hatch and become the summer generation. The summer generation's eggs will hatch in October and hibernate.

Larval foods

  • Gooseberry
  • Azalea
  • Adult foods

  • Plant sap
  • Rarely Flower Nectar

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