Polygonia egea

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Southern comma
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Polygonia
Species: P. egea
Binomial name
Polygonia egea
(Cramer, 1775)
  • Nymphalis egea

Polygonia egea, the southern comma, is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family.[1] It is found in southern Europe.

The butterfly flies from March to September depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Parietaria officinalis.


  1. ^ "Nymphalis Kluk, 1780" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms