54.008 BF0169 – Six-spot Burnet – Zygaenidae – Zygaena filipendulae

 

Six-spot Burnet Zygaenidae – Zygaeninae – Zygaena filipendulae

STATUS – A fairly common and attractive species found in Derbyshire Dales and suitable rough grassland of the southern low-land  areas of the county. A typical day flying moth of the summer months often many feeding on knap-weeds & thistles.
 
ID POINTERS – The moth is diagnostic, being the only British Burnet to have six crimson red spots on each forewing. 
 
FLIGHT PERIOD – On the wing June – July.
 
IMAGES – Six-spot Burnet – by Tony Davison©; Bryan Barnacle©
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six-Spot Burnet – Tony Davison©

Six-spot Burnet – Bryan Barnacle

 

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