SK2480 : Comma butterfly on ragwort

taken 8 months ago, near to Nether Padley, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Comma butterfly on ragwort
Comma butterfly on ragwort
Below Millstone Edge near Hathersage.

The Comma is a fascinating butterfly. The scalloped edges and cryptic colouring of the wings conceal hibernating adults amongst dead leaves, while the larvae, flecked with brown and white markings, bear close resemblance to bird droppings.

The species has a flexible life cycle, which allows it to capitalize on favourable weather conditions. However, the most remarkable feature of the Comma has been its severe decline in the twentieth century and subsequent comeback. It is now widespread in southern Britain and its range is expanding northwards. (Paragraphs from The Butterfly Conservation website)
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Date Taken
Thursday, 13 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 13 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2481 8015 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.0622N 1:37.7426W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2482 8016
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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