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Week 26 = we’re half way through 2018 already!

Today I want to share some pictures of a Comma butterfly (Polygonia c-album), I’m not entirely sure but I think it’s a summer generation of sub-species (f.hutchinsoni).

In most languages this butterfly is called something with a reference to the white mark it has on its side, e.g. in English it’s Comma, in Spanish it’s C. Although in French it’s called Robert-le-Diable (“Robert the Devil”) because of its jagged wings. The scientific name also refers to the mark: “c” + “album” (which means white).

This butterfly has very good camouflage, both as a larva (mimicking bird droppings) and as an adult (mimicking a dead leaf).

PS. I’m off to Sicily so there won’t be any updates the next coming weeks!

14 responses

  1. Lovely Comma shots 🙂

    July 1, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    • Thanks so much, Martin! And you had a Comma shot as well I saw 🙂 And many more! Very nice 👍

      July 1, 2018 at 6:47 PM

  2. A very bright orange specimen! Have a great time, don’t forget the camera!

    July 1, 2018 at 9:03 PM

    • Thanks Brian! 🙂 I’m actually not bringing any camera with me, can you believe it! But I plan a different trip later in the year (when it’s less hot), and then only to take pictures and enjoy the nature 🙂

      July 2, 2018 at 6:57 AM

      • Still, enjoy yourself, look forward to when back blogging!

        July 2, 2018 at 7:25 AM

        • Thanks so much for your kind comments! I’ll definitely enjoy the holiday 😎 And I’m sure I’ll come back to find more of your amazing butterfly shots!

          July 2, 2018 at 10:59 AM

  3. Wonderful shots, Camilla, of a beautiful butterfly. Have a fun time in Sicily.

    July 2, 2018 at 1:33 AM

  4. In German it is called C-Falter, in Dutch gehakkelde aurelia.. You did a good job by taking these fotographs.

    July 2, 2018 at 9:10 PM

    • Thanks a lot, Greta! 🙂 Yes so if (freely) translated into English, the names are “C-butterfly” and “Jagged gold color”!

      July 3, 2018 at 6:14 AM

  5. Have a wonderful time!

    July 3, 2018 at 1:24 AM

  6. Lovely images (again). 🙂 I especially like that first one with the light coming through the wings. Very nice!

    July 3, 2018 at 7:02 AM

    • Thanks so much, John! 🙂 It’s one of my favorite butterflies, I find it’s camouflage so fascinating!

      July 3, 2018 at 9:34 AM

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