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Thursday, 3 July 2014

The Burnets or Forrester Moths Zygaena sp

The Burnets or Forrester Moths  Zygaena sp

5 Spot Burnet 30250

The Burnet Moths or Forrester Moths with their fast buzzing wing length are often mistaken for bees or  wasps  . This specimen  Note 1 likely 170 Five-Spot Burnet Zygaena trifolii was taken 30/06/14

This years nature sees a rapid trend to Autumnal progression with Hawthorn already achieving berry . this narrower floristic window may impact on some species more than others

Similar to and sometimes difficult to distinguish from the Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet. Consequently, the distribution of the Five-spot Burnet is imperfectly known. In general, the forewing of the Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet is longer and more pointed, the upper angle of the hindwing being more pointed and the black border of the hindwing being narrower than those of the Five-spot Burnet. Rarely the red colour is replaced by yellow.

 Note 1 Thus Zygaena trifoli / lonicera 5 Spot / Narrow 5 Spot is commonly used to safely classify finds

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