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

(Scheven, 1777) 171 / 54.009

General Comments:
Widespread and usually common.
Separating this species from the very similar Five-spot Burnet is extremely difficult and is discussed under that species. All records of the pair in our two counties ought to relate to the Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet and voucher specimens will always be required to support any claim to the contrary. All moths in Hertfordshire and Middlesex are referable to subspecies latomarginataI Tutt.

Hertfordshire Notes:
The present day distribution indicates a widespread and common species with a pattern that is remarkably similar to that of the Six-spot Burnet. Surprisingly, most of our records relate to adults and the highly distinctive caterpillars are only rarely found.

Middlesex Notes: Widespread and often abundant, but there are genuine areas of absence on some very densely urban areas of Greater London.

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 32 (78%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/06/2024221TQ29 - Barnet / Finchley
26/06/2022121TQ18 - Harrow / Wembley / Ealing
25/06/2022121TQ18 - Harrow / Wembley / Ealing
21/06/2022121TQ18 - Harrow / Wembley / Ealing
20/06/2022121TQ08 - Uxbridge
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Forewing: 15-19mm.
Flight: One generation. Mid June-early August
Foodplant:   Meadow Vetch, Red Clover, GT Bird's Foot Trefoil
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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