Polygonia egea
         
Southern Comma  
La Vanesse des pariétaires  
           
 
 
 
   
1] male of Polygonia egea - Alpes maritimes (France) - 16/10/2011   2] same specimen as 1]
 
 
       
       
   
3] same specimen as 1]   4] same specimen as 1]  
       
       
   
5] male - Alpes maritimes (France) - 16/08/2013   6] same specimen as 5]  
       
       
 
7] same specimen as 5]  
   
       
   
8] other male - Alpes maritimes (France) - 16/08/2013   9] other male - Alpes maritimes (France) - 16/08/2013  
       
       
   
10] other male - Alpes maritimes (France) - 16/08/2013   11] male - Alpes maritimes (France) - 15/08/2013  
       
       
   
12] same specimen as 11]   13] same specimen as 11]  
       
       
   
14] other male - Alpes maritimes (France) - 15/08/2013
 
  15] male nectaring on Buddleya by the road - Alpes maritimes (France) - 16/08/2013  
       
       
 
 
16] Photographs of the host-plant, the Pellitory of the Wall (Parietaria officinalis) - Alpes maritimes (France) - 15/08/2013
This plant grows on old walls and is very susceptible to herbicides which are sprayed in order to clean roadsides and medieval villages of Provence. Furthermore, when natural walls are too well cemented, with no cracks left between stones, this plant cannot settle. In modern road infrastructures, natural stone walls are too often replaced by cinderblock walls, which is very harmful to Parietaria officinalis and other creatures such as reptiles.
 
       
       
       
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