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Copyright: tino valen (tinoValen2oo7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 0 N: 519] (4546)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-03
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-25 2:30
Viewed: 2066
Points: 8
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poligonia c album,

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Tribe: Nymphalini
Genus: Polygonia
Species: P. c-album
Binomial name
Polygonia c-album
(Linnaeus, 1758)

8 sspp, see text

Nymphalis c-album

The Comma has a white marking on its underwings resembling a comma. The wings have a distinctive ragged edge, apparently a cryptic form as the butterfly resembles a fallen leaf. The caterpillars are also cryptic, resembling a bird dropping. In the U.K the larvae feed on hop, stinging nettle, elm, and blackcurrant; in other parts of its distribution (e.g., in Sweden) it also feeds on sallow and birch.

The species survives the winter in the adult stage, and adults are of two forms. The form that overwinters before reproducing has dark undersides of the wings, whereas the form that develops directly to sexual maturation has lighter colured wing undersides. Both forms can arise from eggs laid by the same female, depending mainly on the photoperiods experienced by the larvae, but also with an influence of host plants, temperature and sex of individuals.


to all a lovely time i wish

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Ciao Tino, eh l'hai addomesticata proprio bene sta bella comma, posatoio insolito, oytyima nitidezza e splendidi colori, bravo, ciao Silvio

Ciao Tino. Fedeli i colori e buon dettaglio. La MAF non perfetta.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-01-25 7:40]

Una muy buena foto, me encanta el perfil que tiene la mariposa en sus alas. Foto bien tomada muy natural. Un saludo.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-25 13:15]

Ciao Tino,evidentemente le polygonie amano le mani,ho una FOTO praticamente ugual postata l'anno scorso.Ovviamente la tua mi piace..ehehe..solo le code delle ali sono un po' fuori fuoco.Buona giornata e complimenti,Luciano

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