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



Las Descargues, 10 June 2009
Polygonia egea Adult


© Alan Martin

Polygonia egea (Cramer, 1775)

Southern Comma
La Vanesse des pariétaires

Wingspan: 48-60mm

A trivoltine species on the wing from February to October. Recorded from the Fournanty Plateau and the Causse where its habitat is found. A species of rocky, warm slopes and stone walls where it can be found resting with head down.

The larva feeds on Parietaria officinalis.