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Comma Butterfly feeding on heather flowers.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire, UK. 06/09/2003.

FujiFilm S1 Pro. 1/110 F16. +Flash, Sigma 105mm Macro lens.

Comma butterfly feeding on over-ripe blackberries.

Location: Otterbourne Quarry, Hampshire, UK. Date: 25/09/05

FujiFilm S1 Pro. 1/90 F8. Sigma 105mm Macro lens.

Comma Butterfly  (Polygonia C-album)

When filming in the south of England I always see these butterflies feeding on flowers or ripening fruit known for its white ‘C’ like marking under its hindwing. They have two generations a year. The second hibernate as a butterfly and the tattered appearance of the wing when closed on branches is camouflaged as dead leaves. The Caterpillars feed on Stinging Nettles and hops which are disguised to look like bird droppings, spinning small webs under the leaves.

Comma Butterfly feeding on heather.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire, UK. 03/09/2005.

FujiFilm S1 Pro. 1/400 F56. Sigma 105mm Macro lens.