Good morning everyone and Happy Friday!
Today we have another butterfly to show you. This one is the “Gray Comma”, I guess because of the nice orange color. Actually, it is gray underneath and looks quite like a dried up leaf. This butterfly hibernates as an adult, this is the winter form most commonly seen in the earlier spring when they come out of hibernation. The summer form has more darker brown on the hindwings. They usually have 2 broods per year. They are a common northern butterfly but their range extends quite far south as well. The wingspan of this one is about 2 inches (5cm). They most often sit with wings closed, so I was happy to get this picture. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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