Burnet moth


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(Zool.) in England, a handsome moth (Zygæna filipendula), with crimson spots on the wings.

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Another true delight to see, that does not stay still too long, is the six-spot Burnet Moth with its red under-wings and green-black upper-wings and the obvious six red spots.
I was also thrilled by the five wet meadows with their succession of flowers all summer and the large numbers of butterflies and day flying moths, such as the five-spotted burnet moth.
The fire at Horton''s Nose was deliberately started in the marram grass - which provide an important habitat for wildlife such as the common lizard and burnet moth.
More than Us, a photographic installation, looks at the territory of the slender Scotch burnet moth - where rocks, like pulpits, jut out over the sea; dotted with the only plants that the moth will feed and breed on.
The water vole, the short snouted and spiny seahorses, and two varieties of burnet moth are five of the creatures the Government recommends adding to Schedule 5 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
His first prize picture was of a burnet moth on ragwort and his third-placed photograph was of marsh helleborines on the island.
Protection was also called for the short snouted and the spiny seahorses and two varieties of burnet moth.