Comma butterflies, English macro photography framed prints and picture, stock image downloads - Katey Jane Photography

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    All photographs are printed to order and can take around 7 days, Please note I run my whole business myself.

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    Photographs printed on high quality Canon luster or standard glossy paper, using Canons high quality photographic inks.


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    Two sizes or frames available, A3 plus size 25.5 x 19 & A4  16 X 10 all full size edge to edge of the outside frames with safety or standard glass read to hang for large frames and A4 can be wall mount or stand, with photograph details, place or subject on the back. these are stock bought so are mostly MDF black or white frames.

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    All frames are sealed with gummed tape.


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British Comma Butterflies

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    Polygonia c-album has a wingspan of about 45 millimetres (1.8 in). The underside of the wings of this butterfly are a dull brown colour, with a small white 'C' shaped marking resembling a comma (hence the common name). The wings have a distinctive ragged edge, apparently a cryptic form as the butterfly resembles a fallen leaf. These butterflies hibernate, so they could be seen all around the year, but the active flying period extends from April to November, depending on location. Adults feed on nectar, mainly of Thistles (Cirsium and Carduus spp.), but also on Bramble (Rubus fruticosus), Ivy (Hedera helix), Knapweeds (Centaurea spp.), and Privet (Ligustrum vulgare).

    Females lay up to 275 green eggs, which turn yellow and ultimately grey before hatching. The caterpillars are also cryptic. They are black and white, resembling a bird dropping. In the U.K the larvae feed on Hop (Humulus lupulus), Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Elm (Ulmus species), and Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum); in other parts of its distribution it also feeds on Sallow (Salix species), Corylus avellana and Birch (Betula species). 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, resembling a dead leaf, a perfect camouflage throughout the winter. The majority of the offspring have this dark form

    The form that develops directly to sexual maturity (hutchinsoni form) has lighter coloured 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.

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