comma butterfly


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comma butterfly

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(Animals) an orange-brown European vanessid butterfly, Polygonia c-album, with a white comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing
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Noun1.comma butterfly - anglewing butterfly with a comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wingcomma butterfly - anglewing butterfly with a comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing
brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly - medium to large butterflies found worldwide typically having brightly colored wings and much-reduced nonfunctional forelegs carried folded on the breast
genus Polygonia, Polygonia - comma butterflies
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Actress Joanna Lumley has been fascinated with butterflies ever since she was a child Below left: Peacock butterfly; bottom left: Tortoiseshell butterfly and bottom right: Comma butterfly
3) Barbara Walker, holding glasses, admires a Green Comma butterfly that had lighted on Ron Cloutier's finger.
Many thanks to Ethel Lumb from Cowlersley for sending me a photograph of her golden moment when her garden was visited by a Comma butterfly on March 25.
Some species are already shifting, such as the traditionally southern comma butterfly which has been seen further north, while European species are adapting to life in Britain.