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jardin-perdu / Six-Spot Burnet Moth, Zygaena filipendulae, la Zygène de la filipendule
Six-spot burnet moth

Six-Spot Burnet Moth (Zygaena filipendulae). French name: la Zygène de la filipendule

This six-spot burnet moth was photographed whilst we were out walking near our house in La Corrèze on Saturday.

Six-spot burnet moth

The moth is unmistakable, black with a bluish sheen and has 6 bright red spots on each wing. Although they look exotic they are very common throughout Europe, and like flowery meadows and other grasslands upto about 2000m.

The six-spot burnet moth is a daytime moth that is attracted to a range of flowers including thistles, scabious and knapweeds (as seen here!)

Six-spot burnet moth

They fly in early summer and are wonderfully coloured, so keep your eyes open for them now.

A bientôt

Katherine x



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