Comma Snowflakes – Foil Greeting Cards
Comma butterfly is highlighted in this greeting card, little foil Comma snowflakes and a full colour Comma snowflake in the Christmas range.
The design is printed with ultra fine silver foil then overprinted with ink – creating depths of colour variations and tints with a metallic effect. The image has been designed to shine in any light source to reveal the many colour tones, enabling the subject to be as true to form as possible.
“Looking like a tatty Small Tortoiseshell, the Comma butterfly is now a familiar sight throughout most of England and Wales and is one of the few species that is bucking the trend by considerably expanding its range. The butterfly gets its name from the only white marking on its underside, which resembles a comma. When resting with wings closed this butterfly has excellent camouflage, the jagged outline of the wings giving the appearance of a withered leaf, making the butterfly inconspicuous when resting on a tree trunk or when hibernating.
This butterfly was once widespread over most of England and Wales, and parts of southern Scotland, but by the middle of the 1800s had suffered a severe decline that left it confined to the Welsh border counties, especially West Gloucestershire, East Gloucestershire,Herefordshire and Monmouthshire. It is thought that the decline may have been due to a reduction in Hop farming, a key larval foodplant at the time. Since the 1960s this butterfly has made a spectacular comeback, with a preference for Common Nettle as the larval foodplant, and it is now found throughout England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands and has recently reached Scotland. There have also been a few records from Ireland.”
Courtesy of UK Butterflies www.ukbutterflies.co.uk
Card Width : 145 mm
Card Height : 145 mm
Card Stock : Brampton Mono Stucco Textured card
Card Stock Origin : Italy
Card Stock Weight : 300 gsm
Packaged Card Width : 155 mm
Packaged Card Height : 150 mm
White envelope included and enclosed in a bag*
(* Greeting card is enclosed in a bag only for stockists. To reduce all types of plastic, non-stockist / website orders will not have have a card enclosed in a bag)
Forest Stewardship Council : FSC Mix C014059 certified and FSC Mix FSC-C006629 certified
Printed in England
Card, envelope, bag are widely recyclable
Order Code: XSCF-15