Zygaena transalpina (28)
|On my Valais excursions:|
The lovely scene is reminiscent of summer's end. The Knautia flower I found near the village of Bratsch (Valais; 1'000 m a.s.l.) holds two Southern six-spot burnets (Lepidoptera; Zygaenidae; Zygaena transalpina (Esper 1780) ; Südliches Blutströpfchen) and a Mountain ringlet (Lepidoptera; Satyridae; Erebia montana Esp.; Berg-Mohrenfalter).
ID: The Zygaena species has been communicated to me by Peter (peter stoeckl), thanks a lot for your expert advice. Z. transalpina is told by the absence of a colored abdominal ring, red spots surrounded by a ring of dark black and the flaming red underside of the forewing. Six red spots occur in many other species as well. In Switzerland alone 15 Zygaena species are found. For all European Zygaena species see www.lepidoptera.pl/Search.php. Thanks, Chris Jonko, for the incredible site!
For the Ringlet, Ivan (Argus) helped. Thanks, Ivan! I add a better picture of the same scene in the workshop area.