Thursday, 15 July 2010

Comma Butterfly

comma butterfly, Polygonia c-album

The ragged edge of this butterfly's wing caught my eye. It's a Comma, a species that almost became extinct in the U.K. Thankfully the population has recovered and they're common in the south-east. :-)

The Comma butterfly often lays eggs on currant leaves so I'll be watching for caterpillars on the blackcurrants!

13 comments:

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

What a beautiful butterfly! I wonder where the name "comma" came from.

Sharkbytes said...

We have commas here, but not in that color, I think. Very nice.

C.Bosco said...

The comma is a warm splash of die on a vivid canvas.

Sandra Rose Hughes said...

wow! I have never seen a butterfly like that before. I am happy it was saved from extinction.

sandy said...

Fabulous picture, never seen that type of butterfly here in Ohio. In fact we don't see nearly as many butterflies as we did during my childhood. Glad they were saved from extinction.

RE - RecycledFrockery said...

ooooo, aaahhhh.. so pretty. I love the ragged edges on the wings. we don't seem to have those in Michigan or Georgia. Maybe I've seen something like it in Florida. but that is a beautiful moth. btw, love your blog. it's a must stop weekly for me.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That looks like such a rare species. It is so delicate and unique. I've not seen it but would love to. Great shot and thanks for the information as well.

Sammy's Photoblog said...

Lovely shot, liked my visit here :)

Auntie E said...

I really love the colorful ones, however this one has a special character to it. Love the name seems to fit.

Duni said...

How beautiful!

Sam said...

you were able to capture an almost extinct creature so good for you. i bet there are only a few ones of these. btw, you might want to join our summer promo, you can win $50 by just grabbing our badge: http://blog.ed2group.com/2010/07/sizzling-hot-summer-promo-2010/

arief said...

i like the symmetrical of butterfly, it's a miracle, what a wonderful of God's creation...

Joy said...

What a lovely butterfly! Let's hope future generations get to enjoy them, too.

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