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Butterflies Page 4
Image Taken on 16 Sep 2010
at 15:05 Image of day on 05 Nov 2010
The mint bed outside the back door has been allowed to flower and
some of the butterflies like to feed on it now many other flowers
are turning to seed. First the crenelated Comma butterfly, named
for the white spot when the wings are closed.
Ref: 20101105_da1_20100916_1505_050+1556_153_ft1 comma butterfly in flight with mint flower-head (montage)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 10 Oct 2010
at 15:40 Image of day on 05 Dec 2010
And now the top view with our resilient yellow buddleia still
making new flowers as you can see at the top of the floret.
Ref: 20101205_da1_20101010_1540_433+1611_009_ft1 comma butterfly in flight with yellow buddleia (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 21 Sep 2006
at 15:33 Image of day on 03 Oct 2006
Fallen apples provide a supply of sweet juice to fuel the
butterflies. This is a comma butterfly showing the upper wing
and scalloped wing edges.
Ref: 20061003_d10_20060921_1533_050 comma butterfly on apple (web crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 10 Oct 2012
at 16:39 Image of day on 13 Nov 2012
The foxes are picking up all the small crop of windfall apples
long before they become soft enough for the Comma Butterflies to
drink from. So we are only seeing them in hedges this atypical year.
Ref: 20121113_df1_20121010_1639_285 comma butterfly on autumn leaf (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 01 Oct 2008
at 12:31 Image of day on 18 Oct 2008
In a sheltered little bramble thicket a number of Comma butterflies were
Ref: 20081018_p34_20081001_1231_134 comma butterfly on blackberries (web crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image of day on 01 Sep 2005
The comma butterfly is named after a small white marking on the
underwing (see tomorrow) but is most easily recognised by its
scalloped wing edge (image from 2004).
Ref: 20050901_c740_049240011 comma butterfly on blackberries 2004sep24_12-57-06(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image of day on 20 Sep 2005
Blackberry picking enhanced is by sighting of various autumn
butterflies of which this comma is one. Trouble is the fingers
are so sticky you can't use the camera!
Ref: 20050920_c740_049240013 comma butterfly on blackberries 2004sep24_12-57-54(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image of day on 02 Sep 2005
The comma butterfly (see yestday) showing the white mark
on the underwing after which it is named (image from 2004).
Ref: 20050902_c740_049240017 comma butterfly on blackberries 2004sep24_13-00-12(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 07 Oct 2010
at 11:04 Image of day on 05 Dec 2010
In early October food and sunshine still bring a few butterflies out
to feed - here a Comma butterfly on ripe blackberries where it can
suck up the sugary juice.
The bit of spider web between head and left wing suggest a
recent unpleasant encounter with a spider's web.
Ref: 20101205_df1_20101007_1104_344 comma butterfly on blackberry fruits (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 30 Sep 2007
at 12:41 Image of day on 29 Oct 2007
Another source of energy for butterflies is damaged fruit berries.
Normally spotted on apple windfalls (very few this year) this Comma
butterfly is finding the fruit-juice welcome.
Ref: 20071029_d01_20070930_1241_009 comma butterfly on blackberry fruits (web crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 07 Jul 2018
at 17:36 Image of day on 29 Aug 2018
A Handsome Comma Butterfly perched on a Blackberry leaf on which it is throwing
a lovely shadow.
Ref: 20180829_d72_20180707_1736_021 comma butterfly on blackberry leaf(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 08 Jul 2014
at 16:12 Image of day on 14 Sep 2014
A pristine Comma Butterfly ('comma' is on the other side of the
wing) perched on a frond of Hop Sedge around the Duck shaped pond.
Ref: 20140914_df2_20140708_1612_139 comma butterfly on hop sedge(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 24 Jun 2018
at 16:05 Image of day on 09 Aug 2018
This is a Comma Butterfly (the white 'comma' giving it is name just visible on
the lower surface of the right wing). This was on Hop Sedge where we now see
them most years in the spring/summer. We used to only see them on windfall
apples in the orchard in the Autumn.
Ref: 20180809_df3_20180624_1605_025 comma butterfly on hop sedge at duck-shaped pond(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 10 Jul 2014
at 16:36 Image of day on 14 Sep 2014
A pristine Comma butterfly showing white 'comma' on the bottom of
the wing and the bright orange top of wing.
Ref: 20140914_df2_20140710_1636_030 comma butterfly on hop sedge frond showing both sides of wing (crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 12 Jul 2013
at 15:45 Image of day on 05 Sep 2013
Out first sighting of a Comma butterfly this year, atypically perched over
a pond on the Hop Sedge
Ref: 20130905_df1_20130712_1545_123 comma butterfly on hop sedge leaf (adjusted crop)(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image of day on 05 Aug 2005
The top view of this comma butterfly shows the display colours.
The wonderful scalloped edges are part of its disguise - see
Ref: 20050805_p20_1020821 comma butterfly on large-leaved lime 2005jul28_17-52-24(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image of day on 06 Aug 2005
The underwing of this comma butterfly shows the camouflage view
that with both colour and wing edges mimics a dead leaf.
Ref: 20050806_p20_1020842 comma butterfly on large-leaved lime 2005jul28_17-54-28(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 15 Jul 2012
at 12:42 Image of day on 25 Aug 2012
Our first Comma butterfly this year. Until recent years we only saw these in
the Autumn feasting on the juice of squashed windfall apples.
Ref: 20120825_df1_20120715_1242_049 comma butterfly on leaf (crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 02 Apr 2016
at 12:28 Image of day on 07 May 2016
First seen a few days ago, on this warmish day there we a few over-wintered Comma
Butterflies re-fuelling from the May blossom. They will be keen to find a mate
to lays the eggs for this Autumns generation
Ref: 20160507_df3_20160402_1228_057 comma butterfly on may blossom(r+mb id@768).jpg
Image Taken on 25 Mar 2016
at 12:20 Image of day on 28 Apr 2016
Here the same Comma Butterfly has moved on to a daffodil flower for a sunbathe.
At low air temperatures the sun is needed to bring them up to 'operating temperature'.
Unfortunately they can't feed on Daffodils, but there are plenty of Primroses, Snowdrops
and May flowers for them to feed on.
Ref: 20160428_df3_20160325_1220_192 comma butterfly on outside of daffodil flower(r+mb id@768).jpg
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