European Comma

Polygonia c-album

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Polygonia c-album (comma) is a polyphagous butterfly species belonging to the family Nymphalidae. The angular notches on the edges of the forewings are characteristic of the Polygonia genus, which is why species in the genus are commonly referred to as anglewing butterflies. Comma butterflies can be identified by their prominent orange and dark brown/black dorsal wings. To prevent predation, both the larval and adult stages exhibit protective camouflage as bird

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  1. (c) Paul Cools, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/8362955
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygonia_c-album

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