Thursday 30 June 2022

Comma butterfly

I saw this Comma butterfly sunning itself on one of our plum trees this afternoon. It looked in pristine condition so I suspect it had not long emerged from its cocoon. This was probably the offspring of a Comma that had over-wintered and will go on itself to produce a second cohort in late Summer. The late Summer-born Commas will hibernate to produce an early summer brood like this one if they get through the Winter. The distinctive jagged wing edges help make the Comma easy to identify.


  1. Great photo. As it happens, I saw one today but it looked very tatty, if not dead!