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54.008 ~ 169s1 ~ Six-spot Burnet ~ Zygaena filipendulae
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-40mm.

Confusion species

Slender Scotch Burnet.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Flowery grasslands i.e. roadside verges, woodland rides, permanent pastures and sand dunes.


Common and greater bird's-foot trefoil.

Lifestage data

Overwinters (sometimes twice) as a larva. Larva Aug-June. Pupates in a cocoon in exposed positions amongst the grass stems.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by SB, July 2010, Llanymynech Rocks
Pic shows mating pair.