The Comma

The other day I didn’t quite get a shot on the only Comma (Polygonia c-album) I sighted. Therefor, I decided to set this species as my next target and get some proper footage.

Interestingly, it turned out to be a lucky day since I found several individuals. Butterflies tend to wake up during spring in a certain sequence. Probably the first species are the Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) and the Common Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni), followed by the European Peacock (Inachis io) and the Moarning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa). Then there comes the Comma, which appears generally a couple days later after the previously named species. Next, the Comma will be followed by the Map (Araschnia levana).

This post is dedicated to the Comma, even though while writing I’m already looking forward to sighting the first Map this spring. Furthermore, the Comma is also one of my season targets for raising caterpillars. I once found one ages ago at my grand mother’s place. Back then, I didn’t get the chance to raising it to a butterfly.

The individuals I photographed all lost pretty much in color. I’m looking forward to having some fresh ones hatching during summer.


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