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Old 2021-03-22, 00:30   #58
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As I was doing some gardening today (March 21, 2021), I saw a sure sign that Spring has sprung: a butterfly flew by me, right in front of my face! I couldn't identify it immediately. It was small and rusty brown, and had some black spots on its front wings. Its appearance was a bit drab. The early butterfly I am most familiar with is the Mourning Cloak, Nymphalis antiopa, but it is fairly large and the upper sides of its wings are definitely not drab.

I saw the small brown butterfly again later, and that time so did someone else who had seen a similar butterfly a few weeks ago.

Later investigation turned up a likely suspect: Polygonia comma, the Eastern comma.
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