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Comma butterfly Frozen in time Comma,Geotagged,Germany,Polygonia c-album,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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  1. joost, can you help to identify, please? Posted 7 years ago
    1. Hi Karin, I'm not Joost but Josine ;-)
      I think it's a comma butterfly.
      Posted 7 years ago
      1. dear Josine, thank you for your help. it is highly appreciated. mostly Joost Thissen is supporting me with the specification,
        that you voted on my comma butterfly, is very kindly. saw this the first time here in the wiesbaden-frankfurt area in germany.
        Posted 7 years ago
  2. Karin, this is the most amazing butterfly capture I've ever seen. It looks like a hole in the leaf in thumbnail mode, like stonified (turned into stone, is that the right word, i don't know:)). Magnificent! Posted 7 years ago
  3. Btw a very beautiful butterfly from the innerside view of the wings, yet this side (you are viewing the top and bottom part of a single wing here, correct) is fascinating in its roughness. It is indeed the comma butterfly, or the 'C-falter' in German. The white speck on its blackish wing resembles a letter C, hence the name (in english they think it resembles a comma, it must be the metric system or is it the reverse:)) Posted 7 years ago
    1. dear ludosak, it was so cold that morning and i moved the leaf to force the butterfly to open the wing, but no chance. normally this c-butterfly is situated in the southern parts of europe. so it was freezing a lot. thank you for your statements. 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 Sep 22, 2012. Captured Sep 22, 2012 10:46 in Wiesbadener Stra├če 2, 65719 Hofheim am Taunus, Germany.
  • WB150 / WB150F / WB152 / WB152F / WB151
  • f/3.2
  • 1/32s
  • ISO100
  • 4mm