Lancing Nature
Wildlife  Image Galleries

Insects > Moths
back to main menu
  • Day Flying Moths

Tour >>

six spot burnet
Zygaena filipendulae
Six Spot Burnet
13.7.2005
Lancing Ring
5 Spot Burnet
Scientific: Zygaena
Common: Burnet Moth
Size:  32-34  mm
Season: July - August

This is probably a five spot Burnet pair
Notes: pair mating next to larval case
5 spot burnet
Zygaena filipendulae
Six spot Burnet Moth

recorded : 13.7.04
site : McIntyres Field, Lancing Ring

The red spot at the tip most end is near the centre, this spot is absent on the 5 spot.
cinnabar
Scientific: Tyria jacobaeae
Common: The Cinnabar
Size:  22  mm
Season: May - July
Cinnabar Moth Caterpillar
Scientific: Tyria jacobaeae
Common: The Cinnabar
Caterpillar
Foodplants:Ragwort, Senecio
pyrausta sp.
Name: Pyrausta aurata
Common: Pyralid Moth
Size:  16-18  mm
Season: April - September
Foodplants: Mint Family
Longhorn moth
Scientific:Nemophora degeerella
English : Longhorn Moth - male
Site : Lancing Ring woodland
recorded 14.6.04
The antenna of the female are much shorter.
I  would be interested to know what the male uses such a long antenna for?

ęcopyright RayHamblett 2004