Zygaenidae : Zygaeninae
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Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet
Zygaena lonicerae

(Scheven, 1777) 171 / 54.009

Davey, P., 2009: This sub-species is widespread across central and eastern parts of England and south-east Wales, the larva preferring meadow vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis) and red clover (Trifolium pratense), but also eating other vetches and peas. The moth is local in Dorset, and tends to be associated with meadow vetchling growing along railway and road-side embankments on chalky soil, and within unimproved grassland chiefly on ill-drained clay soil, but also along the coast, however... Read More

Recorded in 20 (50%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1970.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: Mid-June -early August
Foodplant:   Meadow Vetch, Red Clover, Greater Bird's Foot Trefoil
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/201919SZ07 Swanage
02/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
27/05/201939ST81 Shillingstone
27/05/201929ST81 Shillingstone
27/05/201969ST81 Shillingstone

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