Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Arthropoda > Class: Insecta > Order: Lepidoptera > Family: Nymphalidae > Genus: Nymphalis > Species: Nymphalis vaualbum

False Comma - Nymphalis vaualbum (Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Natura 2000 sites 14 are designated for this species
Most preferred habitats
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • urban
Natura 2000 species code 4039


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
ROSCI0085 Romania Frumoasa Map
ROSCI0218 Romania Dealul Mocrei - Rovina - Ineu Map
ROSCI0226 Romania Semenic - Cheile Caraşului Map
ROSCI0217 Romania Retezat Map
ROSCI0031 Romania Cheile Nerei - Beuşniţa Map
ROSCI0069 Romania Domogled - Valea Cernei Map
ROSCI0019 Romania Călimani - Gurghiu Map
ROSCI0211 Romania Podişul Secaşelor Map
ROSCI0043 Romania Comana Map
ROSCI0013 Romania Bucegi Map
ROSCI0219 Romania Rusca Montană Map
BG0000164 Bulgaria Sinite kamani Map
ROSCI0295 Romania Dealurile Clujului de Est Map
HR2000580 Croatia Papuk Map

Protected sites

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Det hvide L Danish Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.
False Comma English Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.
Gehakkelde vos Dutch Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.
Weißes L German Van Swaay, C.A.M. & Warren, M.S.
Synonym Author
Papilio l-album Esper, 1780

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External data

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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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