Stock Photo Description
Stock photo of the Zygaena filipendulae (Six-Spot Burnet) feeding or nectaring in a wild flower meadow in the U.K. Zygaena filipendulae is a moth that is known as a day-flying moth due to its daytime activities. The Zygaena filipendulae is a vibrantly colored moth which helps this insect warn off any would be predators with its red spotted black wings and predators would do well to give this moth a wide berth as The Six-Spot Burnet is poisonous! The moth is widely distributed throughout the United Kingdom and in Scotland there is a coastal species. This macro image shows an almost feeding frenzy taking place although they feed on a wide variety of different flowers and usually prefer long grassy meadows filled with wild flowers.