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The Comma (orange butterfly) Spotted in our garden as we were having lunch outside. It was quite restless and only very briefly rested on this twig. It took me a while to identify but eventually the jagged wings gave away its type. Comma,Macro,Oss,Polygonia c-album Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

The Comma (orange butterfly)

Spotted in our garden as we were having lunch outside. It was quite restless and only very briefly rested on this twig. It took me a while to identify but eventually the jagged wings gave away its type.

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  1. Wow, very good! Nice shadowplay too, love the colours. Posted 7 years ago
    1. Thanks! Posted 7 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 fchristant
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Uploaded Jul 8, 2012. Captured Jul 7, 2012 12:29.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/5.0
  • 1/2000s
  • ISO800
  • 105mm