Southern comma - Polygonia egea

 

Family: Nymphalidae

Flight Time: Spring, Summer, hibernates.

Size: 44-48mm

Altitude: 0-1700m

Like the Comma, Polygonia c-album the Southern comma has a leaf like wing shape. It differs in having a small white 'y' shaped mark, instead of the usual ',' shaped mark. The banding is different too.

Photographed in Bulgaria by Mark Ogden.

.

 

Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

 

Nettle - Urtica

Woodland clearings.

Southern Comma Distribution.

 

Early Stages

 

     
 
Back

Home


All pictures in these pages copyright to Simon Coombes. Permission must be sought and obtained for any use.