Comma butterflies are a beautiful member of the anglewing family. They have a wide range of distribution, inhabiting three continents. There was a significant fall in their population in the 20th century, but they made a comeback, becoming widespread in Southern Britain with a sill expanding habitat range. May 19, · Life History: In late afternoon, males perch on rocks or plants in gullies to wait for females. Eggs are laid singly on upper surface of host leaves, which caterpillars eat. Caterpillars are solitary and rest on the underside of leaves.
Adult: Like its close relatives, the eastern comma (P. comma) and question mark (P. interrogationis), the gray comma has an orange and black dorsal (top) side of the escortxx.xyz two “commas,” however, lack the question mark’s hyphen-like line over the three black forewing spots.