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Zygaena filipendulae

Zygaena filipendulae
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Copyright: Dario Maric (DarioM) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 25] (174)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-30
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-12 4:57
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Points: 2
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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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To Christopher_PL: !DarioM 1 07-15 10:58
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Hello Dario,
Very nice shot - it's Zygaena filipendulae. It's the only one species with SIX spots on the wings.


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