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Six-spot Burnet
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Zygaenidae: Zygaeninae
169 / 54.008
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  17/06/2014 - West Harling Heath

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 15-19mm.
Season: 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 55 (80%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/2019227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
06/08/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
04/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/08/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
02/08/201915028TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
Further info: Zygaena filipendulae
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