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Fire Grid Burnet

Arniocera erythropyga


This moth looks different than other burnets, mainly because of its colours.


Day-flying moth of the family Thyrididae. It is found in Zimbabwe and Malawi to Mozambique and South Africa.

1 species ID suggestions

Fire Grid Burnet
Arniocera erythropyga


Smith Zoo
Smith Zoo 2 years ago

Thank you Toshimi, Kranti, Jason and Michele!

MicheleMorbidelli 2 years ago

Great shot !!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 2 years ago


KrantiAzad 2 years ago

awesome !

ToshimiDowaki 2 years ago

Great series! The second photo is particularly good!!

Smith'sZoo 3 years ago

thank you Yuko! Indeed, this moth catches your eye immediately!

YukoChartraw 3 years ago

Unbelievable colors!

Smith'sZoo 3 years ago

Thank you Johan, I will add that link, it is a very helpful website. Thank you Matthijs. Thanks Karen, sadly I did not know about PN when I took all these pics in the Kruger, but I will get better shots in the near future. This moth just flew straight into me... and with those colors.... how could I not take pics!

KarenL 3 years ago

Wow! Great spot Dez!

Matthijs 3 years ago

very nice!

Smith'sZoo 3 years ago

thank you Harsha!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 3 years ago

What a beauty!

Smith'sZoo 3 years ago

That's the one, thank you J.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 3 years ago

Beautiful! A close relative to the Six-Spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae)!

Greater Giyani Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Lat: -23.27, Long: 30.99

Spotted on Nov 2, 2011
Submitted on Aug 19, 2012

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