Comma Butterfly Polygonia comma   Save
Comma Butterfly Polygonia comma
Description: The comma butterfly can be found in all eighty-eight of Ohio's counties. It most often lives in forests and the areas surrounding them, though it can also be found in yards and parks of urban areas. It is a member of the Nymphalidae (brushfooted) family and can be found between the months of March and November. The comma butterfly gets its name from the small comma-like mark on its underside. It has a wingspan of 2 to 2.4 inches (5 to 6.2 cm). The first two images show the top of the butterfly. The third image shows the underside of the butterfly, including its mark that identifies it. In Ohio there are more than 150 species of butterflies. Twenty-seven different species of butterflies representing five families can be found in the Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook, including all seven species of butterflies that are listed as endangered in Ohio. Butterflies are a part of the order Lepidoptera (from the Greek words lepis, which means scale and pteron, which means wing). There are nearly 17,500 species of butterflies world-wide. Approximately 750 of these can be found in North America. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1360_1156448_028
Subjects: Plants and Animals; Butterflies; Insects; Nymphalidae
Places: Ohio