Comma (Polygonia c-album)

I photographed this comma butterfly on Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve North Pasture. These butterflies hibernate and 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).

Comma Butterfly

Comma (Polygonia c-album)

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