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5 Spot Burnet

Observed: 28th July 2012 By: AmadanAmadan’s reputation in InvertebratesAmadan’s reputation in InvertebratesAmadan’s reputation in InvertebratesAmadan’s reputation in Invertebrates
5 Spot Burnet
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Species with which Five-spot Burnet (Zygaena) interacts

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It is almost certainly the

It is almost certainly the Narrow-bordered five-spot burnet moth Zygaena lonicerae f. latomarginatus. There are not to my knowledge any reliable records of Zygaena trifolii, the Five-spot Burnet Moth from County Durham whilst Z. lonicerae is common in the County. Z trifolii is a much less widely distributed species that is largely confined to southern and south western England and Wales.

As the two species are very difficult to separate reliably as adults (though readily separable as larvae)it is appropriate to leave the ID of this photo at genus level only, but it is extremely unlikely to be Z. trifolii.

Jonathan Wallace

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Thanks, Jonathan -

I'm quite happy at that level, but it's interesting to know which species preponderates around here.