Moth - Narrow Bordered 5 Spot Burnet
Taken at Baron's Haugh on 5th July 2022 using Panasonic Lumix TZ70 in macro mode.
Fact File


Moth - Narrow Bordered 5 Spot Burnet.
Species:
Order:
Family:
Zygaena ionicerae.
Lepidoptera.
Zygaenidae.

Larval Food:
Adult Food:
Wingspan:

Description:


Habitat:
Flies/Found:

Clover, Meadow Vetchling,
Field scabious, meadow knapweed and creeping thistle,
30 - 46 mm
The forewings have 5 red spots, although the 2 central ones are sometimes joined. The ' Narrow' in the name relates to the narrower hindwing border to that of the 5 Spot Burnet.
Coastal areas, open forests, grassland, chalk downland.
Daytime. June - August.