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Comma Butterfly

Polygonia c-album

Description:

The Comma (Polygonia c-album) 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. The wings have a distinctive ragged edge, apparently a cryptic form as the butterfly resembles a fallen leaf.

Habitat:

It's found from Portugal to Japan, and northen Africa. Open woodland, wood edges, country lanes and gardens.

Notes:

The butterfly gets its name from the only white marking on its underside, which resembles a comma. 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.

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InêsVeloso
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InêsVeloso

Amares e Figueiredo, Norte, Portugal

Spotted on May 20, 2010
Submitted on Dec 22, 2015

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