54.003 BF0164 – Cistus Forester – Zygaenidae – Adscita geryon

 
54.003 BF0164 - Cistus Forester - Zygaenidae - Adscita geryon

Cistus Forester – Zygaenidae – Procridinae – Adscita geryon STATUS – A nationally scarce species but is local to fairly common on breeding areas in the Limestone Dales of Derbyshire, apart from the extreme north and northwest of the county. Normally recorded in ones or twos, never in numbers.  ID POINTERS – There are two species […]

54.009 BF0171 – Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet – Zygaenidae – Zygaena lonicerae

 
54.009 BF0171 - Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet - Zygaenidae - Zygaena lonicerae

Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet – Zygaenidae – Zygaeninae – Zygaena lonicerae   STATUS – A Locally common species found in the southern lowlands of Derbyshire and on upland areas up to 300metres.    ID POINTERS – This moth is not easy to identify being very similar to Five-spot Burnet – decreta. The black border to the […]

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

 
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 […]

54.002 BF0163 – The Forester – Zygaenidae – Adscita statices

 
54.002 BF0163 - The Forester - Zygaenidae - Adscita statices

The Forester – Zygaenidae – Procridinae – Adscita statices STATUS – A scarce species, only two known colonies in Derbyshire. ID POINTERS – There are two species of British Forester moth found in Derbyshire. The Cistus is the smaller of the two therefore more easy to identify. The upper wing is a bright emerald green, although the […]

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