Scientific name: Polygonia c-album
Nature Stars: 50
About: A medium sized butterfly, orange and dark brown in colour with a wingspan of about 6 cm. Adults fly throughout the year in several broods, overwintering as adults. A common and widespread butterfly of woodland edges, particularly during the spring and autumn. Caterpillars feed on stinging nettles.
How to identify: The ragged shaped wings make this butterfly unmistakeable.
Where: Found across England and Wales, but only just spreading into southern Scotland.
Fantastic fact: This was once a very rare butterfly restricted to the Welsh borders. However, in the past 30 years or so the Comma has spread and become a common butterfly of woodland edges.
Photograph credit: Keith Warmington/www.warmies.co.uk