This striking diurnal flyer is a bright sunset orange, with a small white ‘comma’ shape on the underside of its wings. The characteristic ragged appearance of the wings is the main distinctive feature in identifying this invertebrate.
Although the comma declined sharply during the 20th century they have made a remarkable comeback and there are now 37% more butterflies seen than in the 1970s and they are of low conservation concern. The butterfly is common in southern England and they are moving northwards
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