Crow’s Nest: The Eastern Comma
By Daniel Barringer, Preserve Manager
I spotted this butterfly on the fence rail the other day. Naturally, I didn’t have my camera with me—but I did have my phone. Good enough, though hard to center on the subject!
It is an Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma). When closed it looks like a leaf, and yes, the name comes from the silvery comma that stands out in this ventral view.
When it opens, it is breathtaking.