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The Comma butterfly on Aster Dutch: Gehakkelde Aurelia op herfstaster Comma,Geotagged,Polygonia c-album,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge

The Comma butterfly on Aster

Dutch: Gehakkelde Aurelia op herfstaster

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  1. My continued respect for the consistent very high quality photos, Joost! Posted 6 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 Joost Thissen
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By Joost Thissen

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Uploaded Oct 15, 2012. Captured Sep 30, 2012 10:16 in Van Meursstraat 49, 5615 Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  • SLT-A55V
  • f/6.3
  • 1/250s
  • ISO100
  • 90mm