comma butterfly


variants or less commonly comma
: a common North American anglewing butterfly (Polygonia comma) having a silvery comma-shaped mark on the underside of the hind wings and larvae that feed on elm, nettles, and hop
sometimes : any of several other butterflies of the genus Polygonia

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“Comma butterfly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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