Comma butterfly

This comma butterfly was collected by Alexander Baynes in July 1971 at Stoodleigh in Devon. He donated his collections to the Museum before emigrating to Australia. The comma butterfly is excellently camouflaged to resemble dead leaves.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Natural History
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Baynes, Mr Alexander
Common Name
comma butterfly
Simple Name
insect: butterfly: pinned
Period Classification
Modern (1945-); Modern (1900-)

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NYMPHALIDAE: Polygonia c-album (Linnaeus, 1758): comma