Zygaena filipendulae   Six spot Burnet Moth

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

Zygaena filipendulae Six spot Burnet Moth

Lindisfarne, 15th July 2006

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Zygaena filipendulae Six spot Burnet Moth

Breckland, 12th July 2003

Added on November 10th 2004, amended on Feb 5th 05, updated 27th Jun 08, Nov 6th 08, updated 9th Jun 10

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