Are comma butterflies rare?
Hereof, how long do comma butterflies live?
Additionally, why is the small tortoiseshell butterfly endangered? This butterfly has always fluctuated in numbers, but the cause of a recent decline is not yet known, although various theories have been proposed. One is the increasing presence of a particular parasitic fly, Sturmia bella, due to global warming - this species being common on the continent.
Similarly, you may ask, what does a Comma butterfly look like?
The comma is bright orange with dark brown markings on its wings. The underside displays a distinctive small, white 'comma' shape from which it takes its name. Perhaps the most distinctive characteristic of this butterfly is not the colour of its wings but their ragged appearance.
Where does the orange tip butterfly live?
This butterfly is found throughout England, Wales and Ireland, but is somewhat-local further north and especially in Scotland. In most regions this butterfly does not form discrete colonies and wanders in every direction as it flies along hedgerows and woodland margins looking for a mate, nectar sources or foodplants.