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Comments(5) # Comma london e17

It's perhaps a little early to be a second generation Comma but on the other hand it was a very, very bright specimen. The Commas that overwinter, so wonderfully camouflaged as dead leaves, lay their eggs in March and April and the generation that derives from these eggs are usually seen from July and are noticeably lighter in colour than their parents. This second generation then lay eggs which hatch in September and October and are again darker in colour and only have a short time to sup the last remaining nectar before they go into their winter long hibernation. And if that isn't enough for you then perhaps it's worth mentioning that the Comma is one of the very few butterfly species whose numbers appear to be on the increase. This is surely a good thing. Canon EOS-1D Mark III
150 mm
400 ISO
1/250 sec
f 8
Flash: Not Fired