The Green Comma

A green comma? Since when does punctuation come in colours?

When it’s a green comma butterfly.

But I didn’t see any green on this beauty, just yellow and black dots.

The comma-shaped marks — one on each side — are only visible when the wings are closed.

And the “comma” isn’t green. It’s white. “Green” refers to separate spots running along the wings.

Green comma? Go figure.

Green comma butterfly   Polygonia faunus

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