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5-Spot burnet moth 2013-07-20 (1)_edited-1

Observed: 20th July 2013 By: PaulChallinorPaulChallinor’s reputation in InvertebratesPaulChallinor’s reputation in InvertebratesPaulChallinor’s reputation in InvertebratesPaulChallinor’s reputation in Invertebrates
5-Spot burnet moth 2013-07-20 (1)_edited-1
5-Spot burnet moth 2013-07-20 (2)_edited-1
Description:

Observed on the cliff top on the coastal path near Porthgain, Pembroke.
Is it possible to determine if this a \narrow bordered or 5-spot burnet moth?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Five-Spot Burnet (Zygaena trifolii) interacts

Comments

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In general, the iSpot

In general, the iSpot community seems to encourage dual identification of Five-spot/Narrow-bordered as they are not possible to distinguish from photographs, at least that's what I've been advised in the past. The only thing that might override that is geographical locale, which might make one far more likely than another. Having checked the NBN maps, five-spot seems much more common in Pembrokeshire, but narrow-bordered is also recorded there.

Peter H