Butterflies - Mid Wales

Comma Butterfly underside

A dead leaf mimic. The Comma has one of the most convoluted shape of any butterfly. This lends it almost perfect camouflage when it hibernates among dead leaves. The comma is named after the white comma shape on the underside of its hindwing.

Name: Comma

Latin: Vanessa c-album

Family:Nymphalidae

Origin: Wales

Food plant: Stinging Nettles

Comma front thumbnail
Comma female thumbnail