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Zygaenidae

170 Five-spot Burnet, Zygaena trifolii (Esper, 1783)

Status and ecology:

Of the two races of this species the "marsh" subsp. decreta is presumed extinct throughout the region since around the 1930's. The "chalk" subsp. palustrella is resident and in serious decline and usually occurs sparingly but is sometimes fairly common or even common on the chalk. In danger of extinction in the East and extremely local and very irregular in numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late May to late June. Larvae feed on bird's-foot trefoil. Clovers are an unconfirmed additional food plant. (Pratt, 2011)

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Ferring Rife, 21 vi 2008 Photo: Colin Knaggs

Zygaena trifolii (Esper, 1783)

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Distribution map for Zygaena trifolii

(Distribution at 1km scale)

ssp. unspecified | ssp. decreta | ssp. palustrella |   |   | All records

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

Phenology chart for Zygaena trifolii

Phenology: Adult | Larva

Forms or subspecies: ssp. unspecified | ssp. decreta | ssp. palustrella |   |   | All records

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

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