Spotted this butterfly on my bench outside today…
Then it graciously ventured up into our Japanese Cherry tree and posed for me!
This little guy is a Satyr Comma butterfly.
I have to thank All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm for helping me find out what type of butterfly this little guy is.
If you have not heard of All-A-Flutter Butterfly Farm you really should check out their website here and if you are ever in the High Point, NC area you really should visit them!
I plan on visiting when they re-open in mid April!
The Satyr Comma(Polygonia satyrus) is a North American butterfly of the species nymphalid, primarily found in Western Canada, where it is locally common. It bears a resemblance to the Eastern Comma, with which it is frequently confused. Old records indicate that the Satyr was much more common in earlier days, especially in the valley washes. -In late afternoon, males perch on tree trunks and low vegetation in woodland openings to watch for females. Eggs are laid singly, in stacks, or in groups on the lower side of nettle leaves. -All information found at this website.
“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
“The butterfly‘s attractiveness derives not only from colors and symmetry: deeper motives contribute to it. We would not think them so beautiful if they did not fly, or if they flew straight and briskly like bees, or if they stung, or above all if they did not enact the perturbing mystery of metamorphosis: the latter assumes in our eyes the value of a badly decoded message, a symbol, a sign.”