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Fritillary Macro 1/2 We don&#039;t use the apples from the apple tree in our garden, so we&#039;ll just let birds and insects eat them. Where others find them a pest, we find it beautiful.<br />
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This probably is a fritillary butterfly, but I&#039;m not sure which one. The butterfly looks fairly dull this way, but reveals bright orange wings when opened. Comma,Heesch,Macro,Polygonia c-album Click/tap to enlarge

Fritillary Macro 1/2

We don't use the apples from the apple tree in our garden, so we'll just let birds and insects eat them. Where others find them a pest, we find it beautiful.

This probably is a fritillary butterfly, but I'm not sure which one. The butterfly looks fairly dull this way, but reveals bright orange wings when opened.

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  1. Hi Ferdy, I think it's the Polygonia c-album (In Dutch: gehakkelde aurelia) according to your description and this photo. Posted 7 years ago, modified 7 years ago
    1. Thanks for this identification! 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 Frankhuizen Photography
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Uploaded Aug 12, 2012. Captured Aug 12, 2012 12:38.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/320s
  • ISO125
  • 105mm