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Copyright: rino aquarius (mandragola) (5)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-10
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-14 0:51
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Bitonto - Murgia del Ceraso
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It looks like "Six-Spot Burnet".
Here's the wikipedia information about it :

The Six-spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae) is a day-flying moth of the family Zygaenidae. It is a common species throughout Europe.

The sexes are similar and have a wingspan of 30-40 mm. The forewings are dark metallic green with 6 vivid red spots (sometimes the spots are merged causing possible confusion with other species such as Five-spot Burnet). Occasionally the spots are yellow or even black. The hindwings are red with a blackish fringe. The adults fly on hot, sunny days from June to August [1] and are attracted to a wide variety of flowers such as knapweed and scabious as well as the larval food plants bird's foot trefoil and clover. The species overwinters as a larva.

The larva is plump and hairy with variable markings, usually pale green with rows of black spots. It pupates in a papery cocoon attached to foliage

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