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Comma Butterfly

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The jagged outline of the Comma's wings is unique among british butterflies. The comma shaped mark on it's underwing gives it it's name. A frequent garden visitor, where it is partial to over ripe fruit. It hibernates in hedges and dense undergrowth, where it blends in beautifully with dried leaves.

Butterfly food plants
Bramble, Budleia, Devilís-bit Scabious, Sedum spectabile

Caterpillar food plants
Currant, Elm, Hop, Stinging Nettle

Comma
Picture by Robin Somes
Comma
Picture by Kev Varley

 

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