Polygonia progne

Grey Comma

Polygonia progne
Polygonia progne
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Polygonia progne, the gray comma or grey comma, is a species of Polygonia that occurs in North America.

Grey Comma

Polygonia progne

Is Grey Comma harmful?

There is no data about harmful of this species. Don't forget to be careful.

Sientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Polygonia


Its wingspan is between 4.4 and 6.3 cm. The top of the wings is bright orange brown while the summer forms often have a dark border on the hindwing. Both winter and summer forms have few yellow spots on their wing borders. The underside of the wings have L-shaped silver markings and are charcoal gray.

Life cycle

The adults are on wing two times a year, once in April and May and another in June and August. During the first flight the adults mate and lay eggs. These eggs will hatch and become the summer generation. The summer generation's eggs will hatch in October and hibernate.

Larval foods

- Gooseberry - Azalea

Adult foods

- Plant sap - Rarely flower nectar