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Comma Butterfly

Observed: 28th June 2009 By: JaseJJaseJ’s reputation in InvertebratesJaseJ’s reputation in InvertebratesJaseJ’s reputation in Invertebrates
Comma Butterfly

Spotted in a sunny woodland glade next to a lake. Quite active and brightly coloured. The characteristic white 'c' is visible on the underside of the hind wings.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Comma (Polygonia c-album) interacts


bobthebirder's picture


This species seems to be getting more and more abundant. Odd to think that it was almost extinct in the UK 100 years ago.

Bob Ford

the naturalist man's picture


This is a species on the move as you say Bob, it reached Yorkshire for the first time in 1993, a year after holly blues.

Now both are widespread throughout the area, though I would say I have not seen as many in recent years, but then the last couple of years have been generally bad for butterflies here.

Graham Banwell

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