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Six-spot Burnet
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Zygaenidae: Zygaeninae
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Photo © Gary White,  08/07/2014 - Thetford Forest

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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 56 (81%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
11/08/2019227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
08/08/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
08/08/2019228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
06/08/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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