Satyr Comma

The key to raising satyr commas is to either get live females for eggs or to know exactly when and where to go to find them on host stinging nettle.

Satyr commas fly in mid-elevation canyons of the Rocky Mountains as well as along rivers of the valley floor where their larvae make distinctive nests on stinging nettle (Urtica dioica). Whenever you find patches of stinging nettle in the field from roughly May to July, if you know you're in an area where satyr commas fly, it's always a good idea to try to look and locate their unique nests.

Click here to watch a video that shows you the type of habitat as to where to find caterpillars as well as shows the differences between the nests that satyr comma larvae construct on the nettle vs. the the nests that milberts tortoiseshells or red admirals make.