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The moth waited while I ran off to get my camera.....

Observed: 15th August 2009 By: mperry
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Six-spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae) interacts


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I'd like someone to confirm

I'd like someone to confirm my ID please

anonymous spotter's picture

Burnet Moth

I also think it's a six-spot. They are quote photogenic, compared to some others: though they tend to lead you round in circles as you try to get a good angle!

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Six Spot Burnet

Yep, I'd probably say Six Spot


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six-spot burnet

This is the six-spot burnet Zygaena filipendulae. Apart from the wing markings the five spot tends to be about slightly earlier in the season. Did you see any empty cocoons on the grasses nearby? The larvae of this day-flying species spin cocoons high up on grass stems which are quite easy to spot.