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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 color, 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/215...

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6 Comments

injica
injica 7 years ago

Grazie! Nanchino qua, l'ho vista in Zagabria tante volte, pero qua la prima volta! E a parte questa, nesunaltra! Tante volte le farfalle di certo genere le vedi spesso, pero questo no e il caso qua :)

DafneInFiamme
DafneInFiamme 7 years ago

Bellissima!!! Non l'ho mai vista!

injica
injica 7 years ago

Tnx ;)

MrJohn
MrJohn 7 years ago

Sweet pic.

injica
injica 7 years ago

Thank you, unfortunately my photos for the underside of its wings weren't that good! Complementary colors ;)

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Great spotting! I love the orange against the purple flower. Good info, too.

injica
Spotted by
injica

Croatia

Spotted on Jun 2, 2013
Submitted on Jun 2, 2013

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