Butterflies - Mid Wales

Comma front

A more unusual garden visitor. The comma is the least common of the garden Vanessids, such as peacocks, red admirals and painted ladies. It has a fast and agile flight and with its rich fulvous colour can easily be confused with fritillaries. The Comma comes to fruit tables and can be seen late into the Autumn.

Name: Comma

Latin: Vanessa c-album

Family:Nymphalidae

Origin: Wales

Food plant: Stinging Nettles

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