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170 ~ Five spot Burnet ~ Zygaena trifolii
UK Status

Resident. Local S,SE.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found sparsely in the northern half of the county. Probably overlooked.

Wingspan :  M & F, 25-40mm.

Confusion species

Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Dry calcareous grassland on chalk and limestone.

Foodplant

Common bird's-foot trefoil.

Lifestage data

Overwinters sometimes twice as a larva. Larva late June-early May. Pupates in a cocoon in an exposed position amongst the grass stems.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MAS, 9th July 2015, Hafren Forest

Photo by GBC, 15th July 2015, Lake  Vyrnwy

Photo by GBC, 19th July 2015, Lake  Vyrnwy