Burnet Companion - Euclidia glyphica

Description

Wingspan 25-30 mm. Gets its English name from the fact that it is often found in company with Burnet Moths (Zygaena spp).

Identification difficulty
Habitat

It inhabits open woodland, pastures, roadside verges and flower meadows.

When to see it

May and June.

Life History

The larvae feed on Clover and Trefoil.

UK Status

It is relatively common in the southern half of Britain, becoming scarcer further north. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

Reference
72.083 BF2463

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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