Zygaenidae : Zygaeninae
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Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet
Zygaena lonicerae
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Five-spot Burnet
Zygaena trifolii

(Esper, 1783) 170 / 54.010

Davey, P., 2009: Two races of this species occur in the British Isles and each occupies a different biotype. Until recently, confusion has reigned over the status of all five spotted Burnets in Dorset because adults closely resemble one another. The larva of the Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet171 is 'hairy' relative to the other Burnet caterpillars, and this difference is a useful determining factor. Furthermore, the distribution of the respective host plant species of the Five-spot Burnets... Read More

Recorded in 30 (75%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1893.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-19mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Greater and Common Bird's-foot-trefoil
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3/4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
25/07/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
25/07/201919ST60 Cerne Abbas
17/07/201919ST71 Sturminster Newton
11/07/201919ST81 Shillingstone

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