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

(Esper, 1783) 54.010

Rare in the region. Since 2010, the downland race palustrella has been recorded very locally from west Berkshire and mid-Berkshire. The only known confirmed colony conforming to the later-flying damp grassland race decreta is in a scrubby field on clay in Buckinghamshire. Older records especially if referring to decreta may be due to confusion with Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet and cannot be confirmed.

Recorded in 19 (24%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Greater and Common Bird's-foot-trefoil.
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3/4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
14/06/20222VC22 - BerkshireSU58
12/06/20221VC22 - BerkshireSU58
03/06/20227VC22 - BerkshireSU58
03/06/20225VC22 - BerkshireSU58
02/06/20224VC22 - BerkshireSU59

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