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BUTTERFLIES

Comma - Polygonia c album - male (top row) - female (middle row) - form hutchinsoni (bottom row; left=female, right=male). Wingspan 45mm. Unmistakable butterfly with ragged-edged wing margins. Adult has orange-brown upperwings marked with dark spots; grey-brown underwings show a white ‘comma’ mark. Double-brooded and hibernates: seen on the wing March–April, and again August-October. Larva has tufts of spiny hairs and is orange-brown with a white dorsal band; feeds on Common Nettle, elms and Hop. Locally fairly common in England and Wales.
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Comma - Polygonia c album - male (top row) - female (middle row) - form hutchinsoni (bottom row; left=female, right=male). Wingspan 45mm. Unmistakable butterfly with ragged-edged wing margins. Adult has orange-brown upperwings marked with dark spots; grey-brown underwings show a white ‘comma’ mark. Double-brooded and hibernates: seen on the wing March–April, and again August-October. Larva has tufts of spiny hairs and is orange-brown with a white dorsal band; feeds on Common...
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Date: 8 Jan 2015
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/Nature Photographers Ltd
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