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Comma Butterfly / Riđa c-bijela

Polygonia c-album L.

Description:

Its irregular wing edges are characteristic of the Polygonia genus, which is why they are commonly called anglewings. It is has a wingspan of about 45 mm . 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

Habitat:

It is found in northern Africa and across Europe from Portugal through Asia as far as Japan.

Notes:

Related spotting: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/254...

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injica
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injica

Zagreb, Croatia

Spotted on Apr 11, 2013
Submitted on Apr 11, 2013

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