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Burnet

Observed: 11th August 2012 By: BDeed
Merseyside BioBankThe Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and
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Zygaena-trifolii1
Zygaena-trifolii2
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Burnet Moth (Zygaena) interacts

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JonathanWallace's picture

What are your reasons for

What are your reasons for plumping for Zygaena trifolii? Given the location I would suggest that Zygaena lonicerae, the narrow-bordered five-spot burnet is more likely and certainly cannot be ruled out from the picture. I think your best bet is to search for caterpillars next year.
Best regards
Jonathan

Jonathan Wallace

BDeed's picture

Part in jest because i keep

Part in jest because i keep getting it wrong and part because of the flight period... I should know better by now really, hence putting the Genus only first!