Sighting for October 14, 2020

Joyce Cloughly

Palmyra Cove Nature Park
Burlington County, NJ

10:30 - 2:15 PM. Sunny, in the mid seventies. Beautiful day. But I have a butterfly conundrum and would appreciate expert opinions. I saw what I took to be an Eastern Comma since it lacked the horizontal bar above the three dots on the upper forewing. But the below hindwing sported a very distinct "question mark." All three photos submitted are of the same individual. For now, I'll call it a Comma.

[It has been a while since we have posted a "questionable comma" photo, and Joyce's photos have captured a great example of this phenomenon. For more on this topic, check out the SJBP's blogs of 3/10/17 and 5/16/17. jm]

  • Cabbage White 2
  • Orange Sulphur 1
  • Cloudless Sulphur 2
  • Eastern Tailed-Blue 7
  • Eastern Comma 1
  • Common Buckeye 1
  • Monarch 1

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma

Eastern Comma