Hoary Comma butterfly

Hoary Comma Polygonia gracilis zephyrus

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The Hoary Comma can be found in most Oregon Counties, unlike Washington , were it is much less limited in its range. Also known as the Hoary Anglewing or Zephyr Anglewing.

W Boundary Road, Klamath County, Oregon

42.8705, -121.8477 Mud puddle next to Sandy Creek. Numerous species found here on this hot dry day.

July 8, 2023

Dorsal view of Hoary Comma puddling
The lack of a triangular black spot on DHW is key to identifying the Hoar Comma from the Satyr.
ventral view of Hoary Comma
Normally, the Hoary Comma is a ashen gray or brownish gray. This one almost looks like the Satyr’s warm brown tones. But it is missing the barbs on the comma.


  • Most common of the anglewings at higher altitudes.
  • Look for it above 3000 feet, along streams, roads and trails.

See P. gracilis in Washington.


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