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



Las Descargues, 1 August 2015
Hesperia comma Adult


© Robin Howard

Hesperia comma (Linnaeus, 1758

Silver-spotted Skipper
La Virgule

Wingspan: 30-32mm

An elusive, univoltine species on the wing from July to September. It has only been recorded by me from Lac Tolerme but is commonly found in floristically-rich meadows and dry grasslands.

The larva feeds on various grass species in the wild but in captivity has been recorded on Lotus corniculatus.