Polygonia c-album (Linnaeus 1758) (Family Nymphalidae)

Forewing Length: 22-26mm; Wingspan: 40-50mm; Proboscis Length: 11-12mm
Egg Larva Pupa Imago
April - August
(1 - 3 Weeks)
May - August June - September May - August
August - October
(Earliest: 4.7)
February - May
(Earliest: 2.4)

Biotopes:
Beech Forest Edge

Hedge Rows
Food:
(Larva)
(Polyphagous)

Most Salix

Corylus avellana

Crataegus

Rubus idaeus

Lonicera periclymenum

Urtica dioica

Artemisia vulgaris
Food:
(Adult)

Several Asteraceae Nectar

Salix cinerea Nectar
Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larva

Gonia picea Larva
Other Possible Parasitoids:
Several Ichneumonidae Larvae

Several Braconidae Larvae

Lepidoptera of Belgium: Polygonia c-album
UK Butterflies Comma
Nature Spot: Comma - Polygonia c-album
Lepidoptera and Their Ecology: Nymphalis c-album
Lepiforum: Polygonia c-album


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