Comma by jesika2


Sunny today and the butterflies are out. 10 Red Admiral, a Tortoiseshell and this Comma, the only one to pose properly.
I love their shape :)
October 8th, 2019  
I agree with KoalaGardens🐨 – their shape is very special and beautiful
October 8th, 2019  
@koalagardens @lastrami_ thank you both very much. USA has a very similar butterfly called Question Mark. The shape is highly distinctive. j
October 8th, 2019  
Thank you for the interesting information, I asked google for a photo of the Question Mark - it is also very beautiful! I never saw this kind of butterfly in germany, probably they don't live here.
October 8th, 2019  
Super shot
October 9th, 2019  
The Red Admirals and Commas are only occasional encounters, but man, I never see Tortoiseshells!

Isn't it the truth about them posing!?!
October 9th, 2019  
Awesome shot. Fav.
October 9th, 2019  
@fbailey @susiemc Thank you, Ladies. j
October 16th, 2019  
@rhoing I know USA (is that where you are, Monarch suggests there or Canada) has Red Admiral & your Question Mark is very like our Comma, but not sure about Small Tortoiseshell. ST is in a very serious decline, once one of our most common butterflies its numbers have plummeted & no-one really knows why. There is a parasite, Sturmia Bella, but that can't explain what is happening. j
October 16th, 2019  
A brushfooted with very different upper and lower wing surface patterns. You've capture the stunning side here!
November 7th, 2019  
@rhoing He's gorgeous but the subtle colours on the newly eclosed butterfly are beautiful too.
Thank you, j
November 8th, 2019  
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