Moth - 6 Spot Burnet
Taken at Claddach, Islay on 14th July 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode
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Taken at Aberlady on 23rd July 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode
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Taken at Hogganfield Loch on 20th July 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Caterpillar.
Taken at
Barns Ness on 30th June 2010 with Nikon D40X
with Nikon 300 mm zoom lens.
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Moth - 6 Spot Burnet.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Zygaena filipendulae.
Lepidoptera.
Zygaenidae.

Larval Food:

Adult Food:
Wingspan:

Description:




Habitat:
Flies/Found:

Common Bird's-foot Trefoil, but also occasionally
on Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil
Field scabious, meadow knapweed and creeping thistle,
30 - 36mm
The fore wings are dark metallic green with six vivid red
spots (sometimes the spots are merged causing possible
confusion with other species such as the five-spot burnet).
Occasionally, the spots are yellow or even black. The hind
wings are red with a blackish fringe
Flowery grassland.
Daytime. June - August.