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Southern six-spot burnet

Zygaena transalpina

Description:

About 3cm in length, comes in red and yellow forms - here two forms mating.

Habitat:

Montane pastures, above 1600m of altitude, Jura range of France.

Notes:

Thanks to ornitoptera80 and DanielePralong for the help in IDing this spotting.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Zygaena transalpina
Zygaena transalpina Zygaena transalpina - Wikipedia
six-spot burnet moth
Zygaena filipendulae Six-spot burnet - Wikipedia


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2 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 weeks ago

Hi Zlatan! The white antenna tips, as well as the clear separation between spots 4 and 5, are criteria for Z. transalpina.
See more specimen here: https://www.lepido.ch/zygenes/zygaena-tr...

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 3 weeks ago

Thanks Ornithoptera80

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Lat: 46.18, Long: 5.74

Spotted on Aug 16, 2019
Submitted on Aug 19, 2019

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