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Eastern Comma - Polygonia comma
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Eastern Comma - Bell Forest, NB - 2008-09-08
Photo © Jim Edsall
Status in Nova Scotia
Scarce.

Flight Period
April through mid-October. Two broods.

Habitat
Gardens and waste places, moist woodlands, along roads.

Larval Foodplants
Stinging nettles (Urtica spp.), Wood Nettle (Laportea canadensis), elm (Ulmus spp.) and Hops(Humulus lupulus).

Similar Species in Nova Scotia
Similar to other anglewings, especially Question Mark and Satyr Comma.

Notes
This species was not recorded by Ferguson. It is possible that some records may have been misidentified as other species - anglewings are not easy to identify.

The Eastern Comma is also known as the Hop Merchant.

Eastern Comma - Fredericton, NB, 2010-07-27
Eastern Comma - Fredericton, NB - 2010-07-27
2010-07-27
Photo © Jim Edsall