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Comma Butterfly Polygonia c-album

The Comma or Comma Butterfly is easy to distinguish: its wings are irregularly cut and on the underside of the wings you can clearly see a white 'c' or ','. There are many variations of the butterfly's colour patterns. There are lighter en darker species. To see examples move your mouse over the thumbnails to the left. The lighter species were born in spring and produce a later summer generation. They die in fall. The darker species were born later and do not produce offspring this year, but they go into hibernation in fall and fly around next spring to produce the early generation. Especially in July you sometimes encounter the two generations at the same time.
More detailed information about this species in the near future.