Gray Comma Polygonia progne

The least common of the Arkansas anglewings. Mostly in the northwest sector with historical records in the northeast. Much wider exterior dark band as shown here. Three spots across the mid forewing as with the Eastern Comma. The yellow hindwing spots are quite a bit smaller in this species. The comma mark is thinner and tapered at the ends (not seen here). Uses Currants, Ribes, for the foodplant. Appears fairly early in spring in the northwest counties.

The upper side of a Gray from the NE part of the state. Bright shooting by Norm but you can still see the markings well.