Butterflies - Comma (Polygonia c-album)
Butterflies of the summer brood appearing around May/June are deep orange and are known as form hutchinsoni. Later broods and those overwintering as Adults are more usually deeper brown above while their underwing is either a beautiful mix of metalic blues, greens, greys and browns or the more usual orange/brown.
- Larval Food Plants
- Key Sites
Common Nettle (Urtica dioica)
Hops (Humulus sp.)
English Elm (Ulmus procera)
Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra)
The Comma is a relatively common butterfly in Warwickshire. However, it was not until the 1940's that this became the case as prior to this, the Comma was only regularly seen on the Welsh borders.
Resident in Warwickshire.
Ashlawn Cutting (WWT Reserve)
Hampton Wood and Meadow (WWT Reserve)
Welcombe Hill (WWT Reserve)
A photographic slideshow displaying various images of the Comma is currently in development.
Details of how you can supply your own photographs for display here will be made available soon.
The flight chart below is based on observations of the adult Comma butterfly in Warwickshire between 2005 and 2008. Peak periods are shown in dark green.