Six spot Burnet Moth   Zygaena filipendulae

Zygaena filipendula

This is a common day flying moth: the six spot Burnet. You can see it on a variety of flowers. Here is is on Centaurea scabiosa (Greater Knapweed), in the enlargement on Echium vulgare and I have seen a good many on Thymus polytrichus (Thyme). The food plant is supposed to be Lotus corniculatus (Common Bird's-foot-Trefoil) but I have yet to see any on this common flower

Zygaena filipendulae

Six spot Burnet Moth Zygaena filipendulae

Lindisfarne, 15th July 2006

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Six spot Burnet Moth Zygaena filipendulae

Breckland, 12th July 2003

Added on November 10th 2004, amended on Feb 5th 05, updated 27th Jun 08, Nov 6th 08, updated 3rd Jun 10

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