While I had a nice intermezzo with a big green Cricket (I tried to photograph this Cricket but he only showed me his back instead of head) I noticed something orange in the distance on a tree trunk. I was happy that this must be a butterfly but which one....not that there is much choice here in the South of the Netherlands. For a few seconds I hoped for the Queen of Spain Fritillary but ‘unfortunately’ it was the Comma Butterfly which is a common butterfly.
The Comma Butterfly, together with the Peacock Butterfly, Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone and nowadays the Red Admiral, belongs to the hibernating butterflies. During the coldest months they are hibernating as adult butterfly in sheds, garages, farmyard buildings, hollow trees, caves etc. in which they are protected from the worst of the Dutch weather.
I hope that this Comma Butterfly was not the last butterfly which I catched in 2012 with my camera!
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.