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Comma Butterfly / Riđa c-bijela

Polygonia c-album L.


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.


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


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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 7 years ago

Bellissima!!! Non l'ho mai vista!

injica 7 years ago

Tnx ;)

MrJohn 7 years ago

Sweet pic.

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.

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

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