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Six-spot Burnet

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Common Name Six-spot Burnet
Scientific Name Zygaena filipendulae
Interest Level
3/5
Related Species Tiger and Ermine moths
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Summary

A vivid metallic slate grey and crimson moth seen in countless numbers by day in July


 

Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:

Please note that the markers show APPROXIMATE locations of the observation, not exact locations! You can find often find out more information about location by looking at the original tweet. Click on any marker to see the name of the location and then click on the location name to see more details about the site where available.

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This chart shows the number of records per month for this species where there are records (see note below):

The intention of this chart is to show which months during the year this species is most likely to be seen. The total per month is across all years; to see the total for a particular year select that year in the filter at the top.

This chart shows the number of records per day for this species for up to the last 30 days for which there are records for this species (see note above). Hover over any column to see the date and the number of records:

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I had watched the tall grass on the roadside verge where I work for a couple of weeks and last...
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There were so many moths emerging it was difficult to know what to point the camera at next
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Hundreds of 6-spot Burnet Moths feeding on Red Valerian near Peveril Point this morning - but not many elsewhere https://t.co/yAtjHCw02d
Tweet Date:
28/05/2017 - 19:00
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Found a very fresh looking Burnet Moth taking a moment to catch his breath #dwtbrown #moths #colourful https://t.co/RDXYEG9Kmv
Tweet Date:
29/06/2017 - 16:30
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Just a few of the 1,000s of 6 - spot Burnet moths on Townsend NR this morning #dorsetwt https://t.co/f3qHfd5x9k
Tweet Date:
07/07/2017 - 14:15
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Plenty to see even on a dog walk by the local industrial estate, like these 6-spot Burnet moths #teammoth ... https://t.co/mac5ahQkwg
Tweet Date:
13/07/2017 - 20:45
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The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
24/07/2017 - 12:45 Dorset Wildlife Trust Still plenty of 6 spot burnet moths on wildflower bank outside Centre.Those warning colours show it's toxic.… https://t.co/FnT0hPnLE1
16/07/2017 - 16:45 Two Owls Birding Common Blue, Grayling, Peacock, Red Admiral, 6spot Burnets, Gatekeeper #ButterflyCount #lytchettbaywildlife https://t.co/7dZtMiLDsy
13/07/2017 - 20:45 Mark Andrews Plenty to see even on a dog walk by the local industrial estate, like these 6-spot Burnet moths #teammoth ... https://t.co/mac5ahQkwg
11/07/2017 - 15:00 Phyl England When the sun shines and the flowers bloom its time to get together. Soldier beetles and Six-spot Burnets at Durlsto… https://t.co/sN284EPBVR
07/07/2017 - 14:15 Hamish Murray Just a few of the 1,000s of 6 - spot Burnet moths on Townsend NR this morning #dorsetwt https://t.co/f3qHfd5x9k
29/06/2017 - 16:30 Dorset Wildlife Trust Found a very fresh looking Burnet Moth taking a moment to catch his breath #dwtbrown #moths #colourful https://t.co/RDXYEG9Kmv
17/06/2017 - 14:45 Tom Brereton My 1000th tweet! This colourful 6-spot Burnet moth on Pyramidal Orchid yesterday, seen along my Burton Bradstock bu… https://t.co/KaWsvvq0mi
13/06/2017 - 22:00 Phil Sterling Checking out reports of 1000s 6-spot Burnet Moth on Weymouth Relief Road verges. Not wrong, amazing numbers! https://t.co/nop6KHLVk4
28/05/2017 - 19:00 Hamish Murray Hundreds of 6-spot Burnet Moths feeding on Red Valerian near Peveril Point this morning - but not many elsewhere https://t.co/yAtjHCw02d
22/05/2017 - 19:00 Bob Ford Lots of small blues by the Weymouth Relief Road this afternoon, also this dingy skipper. See full species list at… https://t.co/5Et0zUVfEX