Polygonia faunus

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Green comma
Polygonia faunus 27666.JPG
On silver fir, Washington, U.S.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Polygonia
Species: P. faunus
Binomial name
Polygonia faunus
(Edwards, 1862)
  • Nymphalis faunus

Polygonia faunus, the green comma or Faunus anglewing is a butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. It is found in North America.

The wingspan is 45–64 mm. The butterfly flies from May to September depending on the location.

The larvae feed on upland willow (Salix humilis), Betula lenta, alder, Rhododendron occidentale, and Ribes species.

Similar species[edit]

It is most similar to the eastern comma (P. comma), but it can usually be distinguished by the irregular wing margins and the submarginal row of green spots on the underside.

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