Recognise the Comma butterfly

31st August 2021

Recognise the Comma buttterfly

The most remarkable feature of this scallop-winged butterfly is that after a  severe decline in numbers during the twentieth century, it has made a spectacular comeback. It is now widespread in southern Britain and its range is expanding northwards.The species has a flexible life cycle, which allows it to capitalize on favourable weather conditions. The scalloped edges of the Comma's wings and its subtle colouring allow hibernating adults to conceal themselves amongst dead leaves.  The caterpillars also eat nettles!


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