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169 Six-Spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae

(Linnaeus, 1758)

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Six-Spot Burnet  Zygaena filipendulae (Larva)

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Cheddar, Somerset

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Cheddar, Somerset

(Photo © Auriol Penniceard)

169 Six-Spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae

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169 Six-Spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 30-38 mm.

This is the commonest of Britain's day-flying Burnet moths, and is found throughout Britain, with a coastal bias in the North.

Occupying meadows, woodland clearings and sea-cliffs, it flies from June to August.

The larvae feed mainly on bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus).

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