Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet (Zygaena lonicerae)

These attractive moths fly in late June to July, often during the day, settling to nectar from Devil’s Bit Scabious and many other flowers.  They are sometimes seen resting on tall grasses and you may notice the pale papery looking cocoons from which they have emerged.  This is a common moth of dry grassland, uncut verges and woodland rides.

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