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Six-Spot Burnet Moth

Six-Spot Burnet Moth
Photo Information
Copyright: Moz Wik (Mozwik) (78)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-07-07
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 105mm F2.8 DG EX Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-07-14 13:48
Viewed: 685
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Zygaena filipendulae has a wingspan of 30–40 mm (1.2–1.6 in). The sexes are similar. The fore wings are dark metallic green with six vivid red spots (sometimes the spots are merged causing possible confusion with other species such as the five-spot burnet). Occasionally, the spots are yellow or even black. The hind wings are red with a blackish fringe. The larva is plump and hairy with variable markings, usually pale green with rows of black spots.

It is an aposematic moth because it is distinguished by its colors as toxic to predators like birds and lizards. If attacked it emits a liquid containing cyanide.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-07-15 1:07]

Hi Moz,excellent macro of this beautiful Zygaena,bright colors and fine details,not easy because its metallic reflections,very well done! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hi Moz,
Beautiful macro, nice details, maybe except for the lower part of the wing, which is a bit OOF, although this was the closest part to the lens. Anyway, colors are nice and I like the semi-diagonal composition, too. Nice work overall.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

hello Moz
une très belle capture, bonne présentation.
Les détails et les couleurs sont bien rendus.

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