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Gallery - Burnets and Foresters

[More information about Five-spot Burnet][fivespot1]Five-spot Burnet (Zygaena trifolii)

Another member of the Burnet family


[More information about Six-spot Burnet][ssb2]Six-spot Burnet (Zygaena filipenulae)

The commonest of the burnet moths. It prefers flowery meadows and other grasslands up to about 2000m. The caterpillar is pale green with black spots and a black head and pupates in a straw coloured cocoon high up on a grass stem.



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