Zygaena trifolii   Five Spot Burnet Moth

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In a field as full of Marbled White (Melanargia galathea) as I've ever seen this little moth settled on a Serratula tinctoria (Saw-wort) flower. We were lucky, the south west is one of its haunst and it flies in July and August.

Greena Moor reserve, Cornwall 20th July 2008

Added on 17th December 2008, udated 9th June 2010

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