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22/10/2009


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COMMA

The beautiful Comma butterfly, with its crinkle edges, is often spotted at this time of year building up fat supplies on nectar.

One plant they favour is nettle, of which I leave in a wild patch, in a mainly undisturbed part of the garden.

Verbena Bonariensis, a plant I love for encouraging all species of butterfly, and the Hummingbird Hawkmoth. A plant I loathe when it comes to pulling up hundreds of self-seedlings, in early Summer!

The Comma will hibernate upside down, camouflaged on a tree trunk, or amongst decaying leaves.

Click on Butterfly Conservation, to visit their informative website, teamed with great photos.

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9 comments:

daffy said...

Intricately beautiful! ;o)

The Curious Cat said...

Beautiful...I love butterflies. I used to work in a butterfly house many years ago... xxx

Suburbia said...

Butterflies are a work of art don't you think?
(Thanks for you comment at mine)

Simone said...

That is a beautiful looking butterfly. I love the scalloped edged wings.x

nikkipolani said...

Oh Oh Oh! Is that pretty or what? The wings look so soft and velvety. And the colors are gorgeous. Fantastic shot, Louise!

farawayme said...

this butterfly is stunning!

Flighty said...

Lucky you, and that's a superb photo!
I'd just like to see one let alone photograph it! xx

Gina said...

such a beautiful butterfly, love the wing shape and colour..great photo! :) Gx

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love commas and have been lucky enough to see quite a few this year...