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Comma; C-blanca

Polygonia c-album

Description:

Polygonia c-album has a wingspan of about 45 millimetres. The underside of the wings of this butterfly are a dull brown colour, with a small white 'C' shaped marking resembling a comma (hence the common name). The wings have a distinctive ragged edge, apparently a cryptic form as the butterfly resembles a fallen leaf. These butterflies hibernate, so they could be seen all around the year, but the active flying period extends from April to November, depending on location. Adults feed on nectar, mainly of Thistles

Habitat:

Spotted at town park, Parque del Retiro, Madrid, during a butterfly counting by citizen volunteers to create a urban park catalog of butterflies uBMS (urban Butterfly Monitoring Schemes) http://ubms.creaf.cat/

Notes:

Camera Model: NIKON D500. Exposure Time: 1/500 sec.; f/22; ISO Speed Rating: 8000. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 300.0 mm. No Flash fired. DSC_3167, 3171

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Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.42, Long: -3.68

Spotted on Jul 26, 2018
Submitted on Nov 23, 2018

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