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Comma butterfly

Observed: 12th July 2009 By: PerdikaPerdika’s reputation in InvertebratesPerdika’s reputation in InvertebratesPerdika’s reputation in Invertebrates
Comma butterfly - polygonia c-album 09-07-12 (1)

According to Richard Lewington's Pocket Guide to Butterflies of GB and Ireland, the Comma has a paler form hutchinsoni which is produced in early July when caterpillars have been exposed to long periods of sunlight. I wonder is this could be an example as it is paler than some I have seen. It was photographed mid-July two years ago.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Comma (Polygonia c-album) interacts