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Six-spot Burnet
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Zygaenidae: Zygaeninae
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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Bird's-foot-trefoil.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
The only British Burnet moth with six red spots on each forewing.
In some forms outer spots are merged.
Very rare yellow form.

Grassland, verges, coastal habitats.

Recorded in 57 (83%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/2020128TF64 - Hunstanton
01/08/2020228TF64 - Hunstanton
01/08/2020128TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
31/07/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
30/07/2020328TF64 - Hunstanton
Further info: Zygaena filipendulae
 
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