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Comma Butterfly (Wings closed) Sint-Pietersberg, Maastricht, Holland (Aug, 2014).<br />
With its wings closed this butterfly has a rugged appearance and its characterized by a little white mark in the form of a c, hence the name. I guess in this way it mimetizes well with bark and/or dry leaves. Comma,Geotagged,Netherlands,Polygonia c-album,Summer Click/tap to enlarge

Comma Butterfly (Wings closed)

Sint-Pietersberg, Maastricht, Holland (Aug, 2014).
With its wings closed this butterfly has a rugged appearance and its characterized by a little white mark in the form of a c, hence the name. I guess in this way it mimetizes well with bark and/or dry leaves.

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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 Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jul 27, 2016. Captured Aug 24, 2014 16:04 in Van Schaikweg, 6212 Maastricht, Netherlands.
  • SP-820UZ
  • f/4.5
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO80
  • 5.7mm