°Polygonia c-album °°
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Polygonia c-album (Linnaeus, 1758)
Description: Wingspan 50-64 mm. Both wings are strongly scalloped. The uppersides are tawny-orange with black and brown spots and blotches. The undersides are intricately patterned in brown, grey and yellow-brown. There is a small silver spot in the shape of a comma in the centre of the hindwing. When the adult is hibernating this mark heightens the illusion of a dead leaf as it gives the impression of a hole. Females are larger than males and have a paler ground colour.
Key Identification Features:
Wings strongly scalloped giving an appearance of a ragged leaf Orange ground colour
Ecology: The Comma is a non-colonial species of open woodland and hedgerows. Adults hibernate becoming active in March or April. Eggs are laid on sheltered patches of nettles. The lifecycle is complex but in general adults appear in July and these either overwinter or produce a second brood which flies in late August.
World Distribution: North Africa, most of Europe to central Scandinavia, and across Asia to Korea and Japan
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D40X
Software: Paint Shop Pro Photo 11,20
Exposure Time: 10/1600 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 800
Focal Length: 105 mm
Date Taken: 2008-07-23 18:12
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 119 kb
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