Comma Butterfly (Polygonia c-album)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Nymphalidae (nim-FAL-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Polygonia
Species: c-album

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Galva, Illinois
Atalissa, Iowa
Cary, North Carolina
Concord, North Carolina
Glouster, Ohio
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Lebanon, Tennessee
Charlottesville, Virginia
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On Sep 14, 2008, okus from (Zone 8b) wrote:

Almost extinct in the UK at one point, the Comma made a come back by changing the food plant for its larvae from hops to nettles. The butterflies feed on rotting fruit as well as nectar. Look for them in orchards with windfall apples on the ground.