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I think the Eastern Comma butterfly is one of the prettiest of the butterflies out here in Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. I just love its orange coloring and its distinctive shaped wings.

The Eastern Comma may be spotted in woods near rivers, ponds, marshes, swamps, and other water sources. This butterfly seldom visits flowers, but rather feeds on sap, rotting fruit, salts and minerals from puddling, and dung.

Have you ever seen an Eastern Comma butterfly?

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2 Responses to “Orange And Black Eastern Comma Butterfly On The Trail While Hiking In RMNP”

  1. scott mercer says:

    seen then each summer when we are hiking the trails. remember them due to their unusual butterfly dining choices.

  2. Manny says:

    One of mother nature’s most exquisite creative efforts so beautifully portrayed in this splendid photograph complete with shadow. Bless you Mel for this treasured gift.

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