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The Transparent Burnet is a moth in the family Zygaenidae showing three bright red longitudinal streaks variable in shape, with almost transparent greyish-bluish edges. This moth is highly similar to Zygaena minos and only an examination of the genitalia can distinguish the adults. However, only Zygaena purpuralis is found at the altitude reported here.
Dry calcarous meadow, sub-alpine valley, alt. 1750m ASL
Host plants: Thymus species.
Lat: 46.12, Long: 6.99
Spotted on Aug 8, 2014
Submitted on Oct 17, 2014
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