Seq # 440040010

Hesperia comma (Linnaeus, 1758) Species

Last modified: March 15, 2022, 12:32 p.m.

In Flanders occuring in AN and LI, now confined to the Kempen and in the south of Belgium mainly occurring in the limestone area. Populations are declining everywhere. Endangered.


Family: Hesperiidae > Subfamily: Hesperiinae > Genus: Hesperia > Species: Hesperia comma
Vernacular names
Kommavlinder (NL), Silver-spotted Skipper (EN), Comma (FR), Komma-Dickkopffalter (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1837. Catalogue des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de la Belgique, précédé du tableau des Libellulines de ce pays. — — : 1–29. On page 20 (as Hesperia Comma). view page




Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature

Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year: from mid July till the end of August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Festuca ovina

The larva lives on several species of Gramineae like Festuca, Corynephorus canescens and Agrostis vinealis.

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