Comma

Polygonia c-album c-album

The commoner of the comma or anglewing butterflies with a wingspan of 40-64 mm, superficially resembles the large tortoiseshell in colour but the deeply dentated and notched wings are unmistakable. There are several distinct broods that differ in colouration. The comma mainly lives in woodland, forest edges and clearings, glades, and damp meadows. Host plants include members of the nettle family (Urticaceae), willows (Salix spp.), cherries (Prunus spp.), blackberries (Rubus spp.), and lesser elm (Ulmus minor). This butterfly flies from May through October, its flight is strong.

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