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Gray Comma (Polygonia progne)

  • BND: Gray Comma; Polygonia progne (Cramer, 1775)
  • BNA: Gray Comma; Polygonia progne
  • Habitat: Deciduous woodlands, sunlit patches late afternoon; adults drink running sap and juices of rotting fruit
  • Larval food: Ribes spp.
  • Adult flight: Overwinters as adult, appearing April-May to produce a dark-winged summer form by late June. These in turn produce a second, light-winged, overwintering brood in August.
  • References: Royer 143, Layberry et al. 201, Opler & Krizek 154, Scott 287
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