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Six-Spot Burnet moths feeding on flower head

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Description

Stock photo of the Six-Spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae) a moth that is known as a day-flying moth due to its daytime activities unlike the standard moths which are otherwise nocturnal and prefer artificial or night lights rather than daylight. The Six-Spot Burnet is a vibrantly colored moth which helps this insect warn off any would be predators with its red spotted black wings. The Six-Spot Burnet moth is widely distributed throughout the United Kingdom and in Scotland there is a coastal species. This macro image shows a feeding frenzy taking place with a big group of them clambering all over the thistle flower although they feed on a wide variety of different flowers and usually prefer long grassy meadows filled with wild flowers.

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Description

Stock photo of the Six-Spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae) a moth that is known as a day-flying moth due to its daytime activities unlike the standard moths which are otherwise nocturnal and prefer artificial or night lights rather than daylight. The Six-Spot Burnet is a vibrantly colored moth which helps this insect warn off any would be predators with its red spotted black wings. The Six-Spot Burnet moth is widely distributed throughout the United Kingdom and in Scotland there is a coastal species. This macro image shows a feeding frenzy taking place with a big group of them clambering all over the thistle flower although they feed on a wide variety of different flowers and usually prefer long grassy meadows filled with wild flowers.