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Six-spot Burnet moth

Observed: 14th July 2013 By: Buckle's WoodBuckle's Wood’s reputation in InvertebratesBuckle's Wood’s reputation in Invertebrates
Six-spot Burnet moth
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spots on burnets

Actually this looks like a four-spot burnet but as there isn't such a moth we'll have to count again. The pair of spots nearest the body is often merged, so we'll count that as 2 spots. The pair at the far end of the wing is the way to distinguish between five and six spot burnets. And this moth only has one so it's a five-spot burnet. The trouble is there are 2 species, five-spot and narrow-bordered five-spot which are almost identical.

Bob Ford

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Spotty Burnet moth

Many thanks for your help Bob.