Zygaenidae : Zygaeninae
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Six-spot Burnet
Zygaena filipendulae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 169 / 54.008

Common resident, found across the region.

A species of flower-rich grassland where the adults visit thistles, knapweeds etc. It occurs in colonies.

Larvae feed on Bird's-foot Trefoil.

Note The larvae of 6-spot and 5-spot Burnets cannot be reliably separated, both having short hair. In Narrow-bordered Five-spot, the hairs are quite long.

Recorded in 107 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1800.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: June - August. Day-flier
Foodplant:   Common Bird's-foot Trefoil
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
< Cistus Forester  |  Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP08
05/08/20195VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
05/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
29/07/20194VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
29/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93

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