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Comma Butterfly on Alexanders

Observed: 19th April 2013 By: Lucy CorranderLucy Corrander’s reputation in InvertebratesLucy Corrander’s reputation in InvertebratesLucy Corrander’s reputation in Invertebrates
                               Comma with wings open.
                               Comma with wings closed
Description:

Bright orange wings when open. Ragged edges. Brown when closed - when it looks like a crumpled dead leaf. White comma on underside of wing.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Comma (Polygonia c-album) interacts

Comments

Lucy Corrander's picture

Gender of Comma Butterfly

Thanks everyone for agreeing with ID for Comma butterfly - but is anyone able to tell me how to know if it's a male or female?

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hilaryp's picture

Info about butterfly gender.

ukButterflies.co.uk have fact-sheets about every species of British butterfly and lots of photos to illustrate the information. It would be worth a look.

hilaryp

Jester68uk's picture

Gender of Comma Butterfly

I believe this to me a Male as the female has a blue tinge fore and hind wing and the Male has not, both sexes have a comma but also the Male has slightly more ragged edges.

Jester68uk's picture

Gender of Comma Butterfly

I believe this to me a Male as the female has a blue tinge fore and hind wing and the Male has not, both sexes have a comma but also the Male has slightly more ragged edges.