Top of Page. Many states in the north, including Montana, have a balanced diversity of butterfly species in the family Pieridae. It was flying alone, and nectaring on a native plant called fireweed, Epilobium angustifolium. More. Top of Page. Central Alaska south to central California and northern New Mexico; east across southern Canada and the Great Lakes region to New England and the Maritimes. In late afternoon, males perch on rocks or plants in gullies to wait for females. April 5, 2010. It is best to see both the upper and lower wings to identify this species. Small pussy willow (Salix humilis), black birch (Betula lenta), alder (Alnus), western azalea (Rhododendron occidentale), and gooseberry (Ribes). Green Comma. Forest Rd. Photo by Erik Nielsen - 8/19/2002 Pittsburg, NH . Statistics support my memory for most species, especially for the rapidly declining monarch butterflies. Green Comma - Polygonia faunus. This butterfly is seasonally variable. Species List. Green Comma . Painted Lady. https://wisconsinbutterflies.org/butterfly/species/84-green-comma One brood. In North Carolina, Green Commas are found only in the mountains, where they are rare and even more rarely encountered. County A, Douglas Co., WI. Very similar to the other commas in the state. Similar Images . By Family About. Show your support by making a financial contribution. Green Comma. American Lady. Vermont Center for Ecostudies – Vermont Atlas of Life. Mt. There is a silvery comma mark in the middle of the hindwing in both forms. When settled, with wings closed, the dark broken outline of the butterfly blends in cryptically with its surroundings making it very difficult to see. About. Adults hibernate and mate the following spring. Painted Lady ... Jutta Arctic. ( Home > All plants for California > Polygonia faunus | Previous Next. Above, the Green Comma has somewhat more jagged edges, the black margins of the wings are more distinct, a prominent yellow spot band on the hindwing, and usually a dark spot above the spot closest to the trailing edge of the forewing. By Family About. Their so-called green veins are a strange quirk of nature. #106051590 - A macro shot of a comma butterfly resting on a green leaf. © 2021 Similar Images . When resting with wings closed this butterfly has excellent camouflage, the jagged outline of the wings giving the appearance of a withered leaf, making the butterfly inconspicuous when resting on a tree trunk or when hibernating. Photo about Image of a Comma Butterfly on a green leaf. We want to express our gratitude to all who showed their support by making a contribution this year. More. Tie Mill Rd., Florence Co., WI. They are green and spherical at first, eventually turning yellow and ultimately grey before hatching. Milbert's Tortoiseshell. G5 - Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery. Photos, flight season, distribution and host plant information, conservation status, and identification tips for the Green Comma butterfly. Green comma butterfly, Polygonia faunus The Green Comma flies from early March to late September, with populations peaking April – May, and August. Grandma Lake Rd., Florence Co., WI. The name comma comes from the small white mark, common shaped, that appears on the underside of the wing and is visible during a side view of the butterfly. Green Comma (Polygonia faunus) << Previous. Hoary Comma. Vermont Butterfly Survey. Underside is brown, outer half lighter; submarginal spots are greenish; hindwing with L- or C-shaped silver spot in center. The Eastern Comma is a butterfly species found in that are known for their stunning adaptations of camouflaging in the barks and dry leaves of trees, as well as wing marks that resemble bird droppings. Contact me. Polygonia faunus << Lep species Zoom To My Address Zoom To California Estimated Species Range ( ?) The underside of both forms is striped with dark and light brown. Comma Butterfly Eggs butterfly-conservation.org The eggs are laid individually on the host plants. Green Comma (Polygonia faunus) Home About Results Species Profiles Report a Sighting Contributors Butterfly Links Suggested Citation: McFarland, Kent P. and Bryan Pfeiffer. Below, the Green Comma is difficult to distinguish from the other commas, especially in overwintered, worn spring butterflies, where the bands of greenish spots near the wing margins are difficult to see. Extremely ragged wing edges. July 26, 2011. July 20, 2011. A separate population occurs in the southern Appalachians. Green Commas (or anglewings) join at least 8 other butterfly species in Montana with the distinction of being “hardy little insects”. With the help of others in identification, I'm making a best guess at this being a green comma (Polygonia faunus), also known as a faunus anglewing or faunus comma. The Green Comma is found only in the northern counties of Wisconsin. Appearance: Extremely jagged wing edges. The Eastern Comma usually has a dark spot in the middle of the hindwing that is not present in the Gray Comma. Learn more. Pocket Guides. Add to Likebox #108410853 - Comma (Polygonia C-Album) Butterfly on Verbena bonariensis. July 29, 2011. About the ProjectAuthors and CitationContact UsFrequently Asked Questions, How to Get InvolvedBe a CoordinatorPartner with UsRegister. Green Comma (Polygonia faunus) << Previous. Milbert's Tortoiseshell. Contact me. contact ... Butterflies of Quebec. Hindwing has black central spots and light yellow submarginal spots. BAMONA's extensive species profiles include species life history information, identification tips, caterpillar host plants, conservation needs, management concerns, photographs, the most recent verified species sightings, and maps displaying verified occurrences. Compton Tortoiseshell. Geographically variable. The Green Comma (pictured above) along with the Oreas Comma inhabit forest areas in the West.