Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae

1598 (ABH59.031) Comma Polygonia c-album, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07252

Woodwalton Farm
Woodwalton Farm
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Woodwalton Farm
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Aberrant Comma in Brampton Wood
Aberrant Comma in Brampton Wood
 Photo © Nick Milne
Woodwalton Farm
Woodwalton Farm
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Newly emerged, Great Staughton
Newly emerged, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Final instar, just prior to pupation, Great Staughton
Final instar, just prior to pupation, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Final instar, just prior to pupation, Great Staughton
Final instar, just prior to pupation, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
on Elm, parasitoid forming cocoon, Dillington
on Elm, parasitoid forming cocoon, Dillington
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Fourth instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
Fourth instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Third instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
Third instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Second instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
Second instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Second instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
Second instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
First instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
First instar, on Hop, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Newly emerged, on Hop, Great Staughton
Newly emerged, on Hop, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Newly emerged, on Hop, Great Staughton
Newly emerged, on Hop, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as an adult.

Wingspan: 50-64mm
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Common Hop (Humulus lupulus), elms (Ulmus spp.), currants (Ribes spp.), willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: Two generations, July and late August-late April (hibernates)
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Open woodland and wood edges.

Regional Information

Recorded in 224 (83%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in November 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 15 January to 17 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 04 April to 30 September

Recorded date range (Pupa): 18 August to 18 August



Adult:

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Spiny
Colours:
Black, white, red, brown, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5