Satyr Comma (Polygonia satyrus)
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Comma (Polygonia spp.)

General: Satyr Commas (Polygonia satyrus) are recognized by the notched and irregular edge of the wings and the black, orange, and yellow colors. This species is recognized by the yellowish color above. The forewing has two black spots near the center of the bottom edge. The hindwing does not have a dark border, but has a black spot in center of wing (other species have more color in the hindwing). The underside is shades of brown, lighter toward the edges, plus a silvery "comma" in center.

Taxonomy: Family: Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae); Subfamily: True Brushfoots (Nymphalinae).

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Comma (Polygonia spp.) Satyr Comma in Yosemite National Park.
Comma (Polygonia spp.) Satyr Comma in Yosemite National Park.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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