Zygaenidae : Zygaeninae
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Six-spot Burnet
Zygaena filipendulae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 169 / 54.008
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Express Record Six-spot Burnet

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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Present in many small isolated colonies in vice-counties 61-64, there has also been a single (dead) specimen reported from V65. Many colonies share sites with larger numbers of Z. lonicerae (Scheven).

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county in flowery grassland and numbers seem to be stable. In contrast to the situation in 1989, we now have several VC65 records.

Recorded in 141 (71%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 15-19mm
Flight: June - August. Day-flier
Foodplant:   Common Bird's-foot-trefoil and Greater Bird's-foot-trefoil
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/2022163SE30 - Worsbrough / Wombwell
09/08/2022+62SE88 - Pickering (E)
07/08/2022163SK48 - Killamarsh
04/08/2022364SE34 - Harewood
01/08/2022364SE16 - Pateley Bridge
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