Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma)

26 April

An early butterfly most years first seen well before the leaves are out on the trees as adults overwinter in crevices and come out as temperatures rise. Can be seen in deciduous forests, woods close to rivers, swamps, marshes etc.as well as in your gardens.

Caterpillars appear on most species belonging to the elm and the nettle families. Adults feed on rotting fruits and tree sap