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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-11-13
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC HX200V
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-14 16:25
Viewed: 1150
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Still warm and sunny day in northern Italy, and many species of butterflies are still visible in the fields, something uncommon in mid-November.

Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Polygonia
Species: P. c-album

The Comma (Polygonia c-album) is a species of butterfly, common in the United Kingdom and with a distribution across Europe and temperate Asia to Japan and south to Morocco. Similar species are found in the United States and Canada. It 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 19th century the British population of comma butterflies crashed, and by 1920 there were only two sightings. The cause for this decline is unknown, and from about 1930 the population recovered and it is now one of the more familiar butterflies in Southern England, and is now resident in Scotland and in North Wales.
The caterpillars will feed up on hops, and they will also eat stinging nettle or elm or currant leaves, and in other parts of its distribution (e.g. in Sweden) also sallow and birch leaves.
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.


La vanessa c-bianco deve il suo nome al curioso disegno a forma di c nella pagina inferiore delle ali. E' caratterizzata da un colore fulvo a macchie pił scure. Vive in ambienti con fiori ai margini dei boschi e dei giardini.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-11-15 1:45]

Hello Luciano,
Another beauty! A picture of this butterfly in total sharpness and details. Splendid light and colours. Attractive diagonal composition.

Hello Luciano,
Very sharpness and details. Your shot is perfect but he himself is little weak :) :)

Have a nice Sunday you too but be careful after France.


Hello Luciano,

Beautiful butterfly and well captured. Nice details and sharpness with splendid light.
Thanks and have a nice Sunday,
Thanks also for your compliment on my last post,

hallo Luciano
great sharpness and nice light on this beautiful colours
greeting lou

this is very nice bfly compo
Although the bfly stands on leaf, the diagonal position gives it some dynamism
all the best

Hello Luciano, a fantastic sharp close up of this butterfly. I like the diagonal composition, it gives the foto more dynamism.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-11-16 5:19]

Hello Luciano,
Great macro shot of this Polygonia. Great sharpness, details, clarity and very nice POV. Great colours and composition too.Regards Sigi

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-11-17 8:08]

Hi Luciano,
Nice photo of this november butterfly. Good composition and gorgeous natural colors.
And with lots of sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Luciano, gran bella sopravvissuta, in effetti col caldo che sta facendo ne volano ancora diverse e non solo quelle svernanti, per la macro la solita qualitą altissima e i soliti complimenti, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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