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White Comma butterfly head top (Polygonia c-album) The c-album (meaning white C) in the name refers to the clearly visible white C sign on the side of the wings. In this picture it is clearly visible. Comma,Geotagged,Polygonia c-album,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge

White Comma butterfly head top (Polygonia c-album)

The c-album (meaning white C) in the name refers to the clearly visible white C sign on the side of the wings. In this picture it is clearly visible.

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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 Joost Thissen
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By Joost Thissen

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Uploaded Aug 15, 2012. Captured Jul 22, 2012 15:31 in Heerstraatpad, 6285 Epen, The Netherlands.
  • SLT-A55V
  • f/5.6
  • 1/200s
  • ISO100
  • 90mm