Definition of Genus Polygonia
1. Noun. Comma butterflies.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Nymphalidae, Nymphalidae
Member holonyms: Comma, Comma Butterfly, Polygonia Comma
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Polygonia
Literary usage of Genus Polygonia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. How to Know the Butterflies: A Manual of the Butterflies of the Eastern by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1904)
"genus Polygonia The four immediately following species belong to the genus Polygonia. Of all the angle-wings these most deserve the name. ..."
2. The Butterflies of the Eastern United States and Canada: With Special by Samuel Hubbard Scudder, William Morris Davis, Charles William Woodworth, Leland Ossian Howard, Charles Valentine Riley, Samuel Wendell Williston (1889)
"... 306 genus Polygonia 309 EXCURSUS IX. Dimorphism and Polymorphism 316 Polygonia interrogationis 319 Polygonia comma 332 Polygonia satyrus 344 Polygonia ..."
3. Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey by Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark (1920)
"Hunter's butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis) is another beautiful but less common species which we have noted from May 3 to October 29. The genus Polygonia is ..."
4. Memoirs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1875)
"The butterflies of this genus, which are generally above the average size, strongly resemble those of the genus Polygonia, in the form, color and design of ..."
5. Insect Life: An Introduction to Nature-study and a Guide for Teachers by John Henry Comstock (1901)
"These belong to the genus Polygonia (Pol-y-go1- ni-a). THE MEADOW. BROWNS.—There are several common butterflies that are brown in color and whose markings ..."
6. Bulletin of the University of Montana by Mont University of Montana (Missoula, University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.) (1903)
"genus Polygonia, HUBNER. The Angle-Wings. Fig. 67. Butterfly—Medium sized or small, characterized by the more or less deeply excavated inner and outer ..."