Eastern Comma Butterfly Fun Facts
The comma butterfly is a butterfly that has a very unique wing pattern that I believe can get the attention of just about anyone, it is so cool to visit your garden and find them taking up residence. I believe that a garden where butterflies are present causes that garden to really come alive with their many activities and especially if children are around this makes the experience more rewarding providing hours of fun for them.
Below we will be looking at some fun facts about these butterflies, these fun facts will educate you more on the comma butterfly and what contribution they bring to our ecosystem. If you are interested in attracting the eastern comma butterfly to your garden then follow this link, here are the fun facts as we enter the world of the comma butterfly.
Things to know about the comma butterfly
1. The eastern comma butterfly has an amazing wing pattern.
2. Predators of the eastern comma butterfly include chickens, blue tits, and other birds.
3. It’s believed that these butterflies were first discovered in April 1887.
4. These butterflies get their name from the comma-shaped white spots underneath their wings.
5. The caterpillar of the comma butterfly is brown and black with a large white mark along its back towards its rear end.
6. The making on the adult butterfly camouflages them from predators.
7. The female mates with more than one male, the reason for this is to ensure that her eggs are fertilized.
8. The larva or caterpillar will rest on the underside of the leaves where they will eventually spin silk webbing.
9. This butterfly is medium orange and brown.
10. Besides collecting nectar from the host pant the adult butterfly also feeds on fallen fruits such as apples and plums.
11. The caterpillar disguises itself by looking like birds pop.
12. These butterflies can be seen at any time of the year.
13. The comma butterfly can be found worldwide.
14. The adults are active in March and April.
15. It’s said that the adult comma butterfly also enjoys feasting on tree sap.
16. The eastern comma butterfly emerges from hibernation in March to begin mating.
17. The comma butterfly hibernates in woodland, usually in log piles or hollow trees
18. The eggs are green and the surface is sculptured with a series of vertical ridges.
19. The female butterfly lays up to 275 eggs.
20. In the last 40 years the eastern comma butterfly population has increased.
The final word on the eastern comma butterfly
The eastern comma butterfly is a star of the garden, these butterflies are so beautiful and I am sure it will be a thrill to see them flying around as you make your garden a habitat for them. Like other butterflies, the eastern comma butterfly also has a short life span living anywhere from 20 days to about a month before they are removed from the scene.
Let’s do our part in ensuring that their short stay is a beautiful one creating the perfect habitat for them so they can make way for the next generation. You will be so happy as they reward you with their presence. With that said let’s get started as we do our part in giving nature a helping hand.
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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
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