Main: (Zygaenidae / Zygaeninae)
54.008 [B&F: 0169] Six-spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae) (Linnaeus, 1758)

 

Notes: Common on flower meadows, roadside verges, downland, woodland rides and sand-dunes throughout the British Isles, predominantly coastal in the north of its range. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight by far the commonest and most widely distributed burnet moth, about four times more numerous than the second most frequent burnet moth, Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet Z. lonicerae. Wingspan 25-39 mm. Day-flying. Unmistakable — no other British species of burnet moth has six spots. Larva feeds on Bird's-foot Trefoil and Horseshoe Vetch, over-wintering at least once.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Max Percentage: 0.21171309
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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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