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Five-spot Burnet (Zygaena trifolii)

The Five-spot Burnet, like other members of the Burnet Moth group, is one of the day-flying moths. Their colouring is said to warn birds against eating them because they do not taste good!

 

Burnets (Zygaenidae) are the only family of moths (certainly in Britain) with prominent clubbed antennae; in this respect, as well as their day-flying habit, they are like butterflies

  

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Taken on June 18, 2014