Monday, August 2, 2010
I am less confident about the identification of this third butterfly. I am fairly certain it is one of a group of six or so species called Angle Wings. The species are difficult to tell apart, but I concluded, due to its relatively dark hind wings, that the lower photo is of a Comma Butterfly. Commas are also widespread and common. Commas feed on nettles and elms, both of which grow nearby.
I welcome any input from those of you who know more about butterflies than do I!
Posted by Dan Tallman at 2:34 PM