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54.01 ~ 170 ~ Five spot Burnet ~ Zygaena trifolii
UK Status

Resident. Local S,SE.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found sparsely throughout the county. Probably overlooked.

Wingspan :  M & F, 25-40mm.

Confusion species

Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Dry calcareous grassland on chalk and limestone.


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.
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