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Comma

Posted: August 23, 2014 in Butterflies and Moths, Natural History
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The Comma is one of our most iconic and easily recognised species. Its bright orange upper wing and scalloped edges making it easily identifiable even on the wing. Yet it is a master of diguise with its brown -grey underwing enabling it to remain unseen whilst hibernating in dead leaves and its larve which are said to look ‘ just like bird droppings’. It is widespread in England and Wales but rare in Scotland.

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