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Five-Spot Burnet

Zygaena Trifolii

Description:

Distinctive day-flying moth with red hindwings and five red spots on metallic greenish blue forewings. It flies between July and August.

Habitat:

Widespread in Ireland. Likes damp meadows.

Notes:

Saw it in the mudflat vegetation (not long after the tide receded) of the nature reserve on a sunny afternoon. The flower is a White Clover, I think.

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6 Comments

titine
titine 10 years ago

Thank you, I'm only starting to learn, hopefully I will be able to get some great shots in no time :)

:)) it is - awesome spottings, by the way

titine
titine 10 years ago

The little brother is adorable!! :)

good shot!
I´ve something similar: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/640..., and this is the little brother: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/638...

titine
titine 10 years ago

Thank you Cynthia, it was windy I had to arm myself with lots of patience not to get a blurry image!

CynthiaMHori
CynthiaMHori 10 years ago

very pretty!

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Dublin 5, Ireland

Spotted on Jul 2, 2011
Submitted on Jul 6, 2011

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