Polygonia c-album - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Rocamadour, 24 June 2014
Polygonia c-album Adult


© Robin Howard

Polygonia c-album (Linnaeus, 1758)

Comma Butterfly
Le Gamma

Wingspan: 45-54mm

A trivoltine species on the wing from February to October although in exceptional years this can extend well into November. A species of woodland margins and clearings it is observed regularly at Las Descargues but less so on the Causse.

The larva feeds on Ulmus, Corylus avellana, Urtica dioica, Rubus etc.