Dave saw a light golden Comma, known as hutchinsoni form laying an egg on nettles at the side of his pond near Shaftesbury on 14/07/19.
The photo is purposely left uncropped to show the size of the egg in relation to just a part of the nettle leaf.
This form is found throughout its range and represents individuals that go on to produce a second brood, which differ from those individuals that overwinter as follows:
- 1. Overall appearance much paler.
- 2. The underside is especially paler, being yellow-brown with darker markings nearer the body, and with a few green spots and other marks at the wing margins.