Friday 15 June 2012

Isn't this the cutest face you've ever seen?

I have a photo of an Eastern Comma! UPDATED and ID'd, they think!

Eastern Comma
Polygonia comma (Harris, 1842)

Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae

I photographed it on an old metal bread-baking pan. It walked around the top edge, while I tried to focus on its wee face. It was so quick, I had problems. It would turn to look left and right, like a little warrior.


Details for Sighting Record 715565

Date of Observation: June 06, 2012
Date Notes: In my backyard
Submitted By: Jennifer Jilks
Species: Polygonia comma Eastern Comma
Specimen Type: Photograph
Observation Notes: It was in my garden, as I recall.
Status: Temporary Colonist
Verified By: anthony.thomas
Record Verified Date: June 15, 2012
Review Notes: I am not certain of the ID. It looks like a young larva and the type of spines on it appear identical to those on an Eastern Comma Butterfly.

CC #218


TexWisGirl said...

that's pretty adorable.

Icy BC said...

Wow..very cute and amazing capture. I love like the color.

eileeninmd said...

It is cute and colorful. Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing your critter.

eileeninmd said...

It is cute and colorful. Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing your critter.

Linda said...

Cute face...but looks prickly!

Snap said...

He is cute! Who knew?!!!!

lina @happy family said...

Awesome macro shots. Interesting face :)

Pat said...

Very cute! Wonderful captures.

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous photos, Jenn. I see you've linked to Camera Critters, where I'm sure this face will be a hit. Now I must get my Camera Critters post done.

Anonymous said...

Great shots of that cute face!

Anonymous said...

WoW! Those are some really cool macro shots! =)

Red said...

Special lens allow you to get some photos that we could never see with the naked eye.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Looking at those pix makes me crinch lol.

My Critter post. Have a great weekend.

Pia said...

A cute AND interesting face! Do you know what kind it is? Great photos!

Christine said...

Gorgeous butterfly, is it related to the Monarch, it looks similar.

Anonymous said...

What exquisite shots of the caterpillar and the butterfly.

Hootin Anni said...

Oh my gosh....these photos are absolutely incredible!!!!!