It is found commonly throughout England and Wales, in gardens, disused railway lines, field margins and sunny woodland rides. It can be seen as early as February but, normally appears in March where they can be seen basking in the sun, with males busily chasing of any intruders that wonder into his territory. There are two new broods a year, with the 2nd brood overwintering.
|They can commonly be found basking in the late afternoon sun in the Spring|
when its quite easy to obtain photographs, photo taken 8th March, 4.23pm
|The light coloured aberration form of the Comma, Hutchinsoni are quite often found at this time of year|
This one being a female, photo taken 26th June
|Another Comma aberration Neon, which is not often seen, photo taken 29th June|
|A 2nd brood male Comma, photo taken 28th September in my garden|
They hibernate and roost in thick undergrowth/vegetation.
|A roosting Comma, the only one i have found, photo taken 27th March|
|Comma's ovum on the edge of a Common Nettle leaf,|
photo taken 26th March
To see the life cycle of the Comma see 25.4.2016 on this Blog, thank you.
All photographs are the copyright of Nick Broomer.