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Comma Butterfly

Sunday, March 21st 2021

Another first for the year was a sighting of a Comma butterfly yesterday. It is unmistakable with its ragged-edged wings. The underwings are dull brown with a white 'comma' mark hence its name. It is double-brooded and hibernates. 

The adults are seen between March and September and the caterpillars feed on Common Nettle, Elm and Hops. They are frequent visitors to hedgerows so one to look out for on a daily walk in the sunshine!


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