Comma (Polygonia c-album)

I photographed this comma butterfly in Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve North Pasture. These butterflies hibernate, so they could be seen year round, but the active flying period extends from April to November, depending on location. Adults feed on nectar, mainly of thistles (Cirsium and Carduus species), but also on bramble (Rubus fruticosus), ivy (Hedera helix), knapweeds (Centaurea species), and privet (Ligustrum vulgare).

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Comma (Polygonia c-album)

 

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