Saturday, 15 September 2012

Comma pupa

A twitching on my back-garden tansy suggested an invertebrate climbing around so I expected to find something like a cricket in the foliage. After a few moments of finding nothing my eyes fell on this Comma pupa, which then obligingly wriggled. Butterfly pupa often do this during their transformation, putting me in mind of a escapologist shaking off a straitjacket.

This tansy was adjacent to the nettles featured in other blog postings of a Comma egg and larva, but this pupa is so much later that it must be of a different individual.

P.S. This hatched on 9th October when I was volunteering at Flitwick Moor, so I missed it and have no pictures to show you either!

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