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Zygaenidae

169 Six-spot Burnet, Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status and ecology:

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)

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Malling Down, 6 vii 2010 Photo: Crispin Holloway

Zygaena filipendulae (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Distribution map for Zygaena filipendulae

(Distribution at 1km scale)

ssp. stephensi | ssp. anglicola |   |   | All records

Historic records: pre 1980 |  1980 - 1989 |  1990 - 1999 |  2000 - 2009 |  2010 on |  All

Phenology chart for Zygaena filipendulae

Phenology: Adult | Larva | Pupa

Forms or subspecies: ssp. stephensi | ssp. anglicola |   |   | All records

Historic records: pre 1980 |  1980 - 1989 |  1990 - 1999 |  2000 - 2009 |  2010 on |  All

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