8 Replies to “Daily Walk in Difficult Times 97”

  1. They are called “Pfauenauge” (peacock’s eye) in German and are one of the few species of butterfly one can still see from time to time. I remember them from my childhood days and they (and some other species) where definitely more common back then (in the 1960s) than they are now. The reason that they are still common might be that their caterpillars eat the leaves of stinging nettles which are very common.

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  2. Thank you, Nannus. There are certainly a lot of stinging nettles around. I am told that Comma butterflies also like to lay their eggs on nettles, and we have seen a lot of Commas too.

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