Zygaenidae : Zygaeninae
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Six-spot Burnet
Zygaena filipendulae

(Linnaeus, 1758) 169 / 54.008
Photo © Charles Fletcher, 27 Jun 2011,  SE3663 Staveley NR VC64 - in cop

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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

A common and widespread species across the county. This is a moth of calcareous grassland, the larvae feeding on bird's-foot trefoil. In contrast to the situation in 1989, we now have many VC65 records. Numbers appear to be stable.

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).

Recorded in 145 (73%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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
10/08/2023163SE40 - Goldthorpe
10/08/2023163SE40 - Goldthorpe
10/08/2023363SE40 - Goldthorpe
09/08/2023162NZ80 - Goathland / Grosmont
08/08/2023+61SE92 - Swanland
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