orange with black spots
|Scientific name||Polygonia c-aureum|
|English name||Asian comma|
|Classification details||Lepidoptera Nymphalidae|
|Distribution||Distributed from Southeast Asia to China. In Japan, from Hokkaido to Kyushu.|
A Nymphalidae with an orange background and black spots. The wing outline is quite jagged. The wing margins are slightly lighter in color. There are a summer type and an autumn type, and the summer type is pale and yellowish, while the autumn type is bright orange. The underside of the wings, like many other Nymphalids, has a protective, dead-leaf-like coloration. The hind wings have a small white "C" pattern.
Adults can be seen for a long time from spring to autumn. Inhabits large areas such as grasslands and riverbeds. It flies around and sucks nectar and sap from flowers. It stays still when sucking nectar or sunbathing, making it easy to observe.
The larvae eat grass, and can grow in almost any environment where it can grow.
It was taken in the grasslands in Hachioji city. It sucks nectar from flowers while flying near the ground. I observed several individuals, and all of them looked like summer type from the color of their wings, but their wings were already tattered.
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