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The Comma - my first butterfly this year Comma - Anglewing, Polygonia c-album Anglewing,Animalia,Arthropoda,Brush-footed butterfly,Bulgaria,Comma,Europe,Geotagged,Insecta,Iskar river,Lepidoptera,Nymphalidae,Polygonia c-album,Sofia,Spring,Wildlife Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Congrats on opening the season :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. I saw a big yellow butterfly flying in the South park a couple of weeks ago but I couldn't catch it. Posted 4 years ago

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The Comma is a species of butterfly belonging to the family Nymphalidae. Its irregular wing edges are characteristic of the ''Polygonia'' genus, which is why they are commonly called anglewings. It is found in northern Africa and across Europe from Portugal through Asia as far as Japan. Its dorsal wings are colourful but its underside has a pattern that camouflages it when its wings are held together.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Apr 12, 2015. Captured Apr 4, 2015 12:39 in 82, Pancharevo, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/7.1
  • 1/320s
  • ISO200
  • 200mm