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Six-spot burnet

Zygaena filipendulae


Common species throughout Europe, has a wingspan of 30–40 mm (1.2–1.6 in). The fore wings are dark metallic green with six vivid red spots (sometimes the spots are merged causing possible confusion with other species such as the five-spot burnet). The hind wings are red with a blackish fringe. It is an aposematic moth because it is distinguished by its colors as toxic to predators like birds and lizards. If attacked it emits a liquid containing cyanide.


Low-land meadow, with a great number of flowers.

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Lat: 47.88, Long: 26.40

Spotted on Jul 8, 2018
Submitted on Jul 9, 2018

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