chloe.sullivan's picture

Puple and bright red moth

Observed: 3rd July 2013 By: chloe.sullivan
purple and bright red spotted moth

I spoted two moth like this around 4 meters apart in long grass near my house on the outskirts of greater London.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Burnet Moth (Zygaena lonicerae) interacts


Amadan's picture

I'm not sure where the debate stands

About telling the two 5-Spot species apart from a picture of an adult.
If you look at other posts of this and Zygaena trifolii, you may learn a bit more - I've lost track, I'm afraid.

Major Bombylius's picture

The debate rages on! This is

The debate rages on! This is more likely to be a Narrow-bordered 5 spot (Z.lonicerae) which has a variety of potential foodplants. The 5 spot Burnet (Z.trifolii) is much more specialised in its habitat requirements as I understand.

Thistle's picture

Debate ...

... is probably better held where there are invertebrates experts so perhaps edit the post to move it to invertebrates.