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Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Subspecies:
     Zygaena filipendulae filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
     Zygaena filipendulae stephensi Dupont, 1900

Six-spot Burnet
54.0080 (B&F: 169)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Zygaenoidea
    »Family: Zygaenidae
      »Subfamily: Zygaeninae
        »Tribe: Zygaenini

A resident species in decline, often common and occasionally very common in a variety of grassy habitats - generally most numerous on the Downs and near the coast. Widespread but there are now large areas without recent record and high numbers are extremely local and distinctly episodic. Numerical levels independently vary annually in each colony. Single-brooded, generally flying throughout July, sometimes from mid-June or to late August. Larvae feed on bird's-foot trefoil. Vetches and clovers have also been mentioned as local food plants but these remain unconfirmed. (Pratt, 2011)

Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Malling Down, 6 vii 2010
Photo: Crispin Holloway
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Windover Hill, 5 vii 2009
Photo: Bob Eade
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Nymans Garden, 20 vii 2008
Photo: Bob Foreman
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Friston Forest, 27 vi 2010
Photo: Nick Linazasoro
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Climping, 21 vii 2007
Photo: Matthew Sennitt
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Beachy Head, 19 vi 2006
Photo: Bob Eade
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Beachy Head, 1 x 2009
Photo: Richard Roebuck
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Friston Forest, 17 vii 2010
Photo: Nick Linazasoro
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Friston Forest, 25 vii 2008
Photo: Sue Robinson
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Birling Gap, 14 vii 2009
Photo: Bob Eade
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Wolstonbury Hill, 24 v 2011
Photo: Richard Roebuck
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Warnham LNR, 0
Photo: Sam Bayley
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Friston Forest, 27 vi 2010
Photo: Nick Linazasoro
Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Horseshoe Plantation, 24 vi 2010
Photo: Bob Eade

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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