Five-Spot Burnet Zygaena trifolii: Distribution map

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54.010 BF170
Five-Spot Burnet Zygaena trifolii

(Esper, 1783)


Wingspan 28-33 mm.

Locally distributed in South-west England and Wales, and occupies damp meadows, marshes and sea cliffs.

Flies during the day in July and August.

The larvae feed on bird's-foot trefoils (Lotus spp.).

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