Zygaenidae : Zygaeninae
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Six-spot Burnet
Zygaena filipendulae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 169 / 54.008

Norfolk status
Common and widespread.
Grassland, verges and coastal habitats.

The only British Burnet moth with six red spots on each forewing. In some forms outer spots are merged, and a very rare yellow form also occurs.

Recorded in 60 (81%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
16/07/2024327TG51Great Yarmouth (North Denes)
15/07/2024128TL79Cranwich
15/07/202416027TG13Hempstead
14/07/2024127TG51Caister
13/07/2024128TL79Cranwich
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Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Common Bird's-foot-trefoil
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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