Monday, 5 August 2013

Burnet moths

Can you see, nestling between the Lady's Bedstraw and the Bramble flowers on which it is feeding, a black moth with red spots on the wings.  This is one of the Burnet Moths.

They are day-flying moths and are fairly common in this area.  The Six-spot Burnet has two spots on the furthest extemity of its wings and the five spot has one.  Which is the one in my photo above?

Here are some better pics from the "Butterfly Conservation website

5-spot                                             6-spot

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