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59.031 [B&F: 1598] Comma (Polygonia c-album) (Linnaeus, 1758)


Common in woodland edges, hedgerows and gardens; 0-500 m (0-2000 m in Europe) throughout much of southern England and Wales; mainland Europe and Fennoscandia. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight widespread and common, having increased over the last hundred years. Wingspan 55-60 mm. Larva feeds on Stinging Nettle, Small Nettle, Hop, Wych Elm and English Elm.

Flightime guide

Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 4372
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Phenology - Larval Records

Max records: 10
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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

As above but the larger the symbol, the greater the number of records
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