Mythimna comma - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, August, 2008
Mythimna comma Adult


© Robin Howard

Mythimna comma (Linnaeus, 1758)

Shoulder-striped Wainscot
Le Comma blanc

Wingspan: 35-42mm

Imago: Univoltine, on the wing from August to October when it is attracted to light and sugar and has been recorded at Las Descargues and grassland sites in the area.

Larva: Feeds on grasses, overwintering as a fully grown larva in a cocoon below ground where it pupates in spring.