Thursday, 10 May 2007

Comma (Polygonia c-album)

Adult Comma (subspecies P. c. c-album) at Geddington, Northants - July 2010

OTHER NAMES: Anglewings
Featured Subspecies: Polygonia c-album c-album
Length: ?
Wingspan: 44-48mm
UK Status: Least Concern IUCN Red List: Not Yet Evaluated

Commas are a slightly odd looking species - their highly ragged edge to the wings make them look like they have taken a lot of punishment, and they often seem to take actually extra damage to them, possibly the ragged edges catch more easily than smooth ones. A widely distributed species, they are the entire length of temperature Eurasia.

Related Species:
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Polygonia
SUBSPECIES: P. c. c-album, P. c. imperfecta, P. c. extensa, P. c. kultukensis, P. c. hamigera, P. c. koreana, P. c. sachalinensis, P. c. asakurai, P. c. agnicula

- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM A common resident species which is seen in Summer
 - Seen in Geddington and various other sites

Further Notes: RSPB, WikipediaBirdGuides, BirdForum Opus, Arkive, IUCN Red List

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