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Moth and Thistle

Burnet moth
Zygaena trifolii/filipendulae

Key facts

A brightly-coloured – and poisonous – day-flying moth

Habitat: five-spot burnets on downland and in marshy areas; six-spots in downland meadows and woodland glades

Six-spot widespread throughout Britain; five-spot more southerly and localised



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i got bitten or stung by one of these moths lol but good photo

27 Jul, 2008

 

Do you know what species it is, the moth that is?

27 Jul, 2008

 

its looks like a burnet moth to me but i could be wrong

27 Jul, 2008

 

Tx Irish

27 Jul, 2008

 

Looks like you are right Irish.

Burnet moth
Zygaena trifolii/filipendulae
Key facts

A brightly-coloured – and poisonous – day-flying moth

Habitat: five-spot burnets on downland and in marshy areas; six-spots in downland meadows and woodland glades

Six-spot widespread throughout Britain; five-spot more southerly and localised

29 Jul, 2008



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