Species Account

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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 15-19mm.

Foodplant: Common Bird's-foot-trefoil.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded18831883188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records27110535932745
Number of individuals859475854382707484
Unique positions966918311819
Unique locations895817111517
Adult records2429631930040
Immature records3120134

For the county, we have a total of 1107 records from 450 sites. First recorded in 1883.
 

Photos


0169 Six-spot Burnet 04
© Damian Money
0169 Six-spot Burnet 06
© Damian Money
0169 Six-spot Burnet 05
© Dave Williamson 7th July 2010
0169 Six-spot Burnet 03 larva
© Dave Williamson
0169 Six-spot Burnet 02
© Dave Williamson
0169 Six-spot Burnet 01 in cop
© Charles Fletcher, 27 Jun 2011

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Present in many small isolated colonies in vice-counties 61-64, there has also been a single (dead) specimen reported from V65. Many colonies share sites with larger numbers of Z.lonicerae (Scheven).

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county in flowery grassland and numbers seem to be stable. In contrast to the situation in 1989, we now have several VC65 records.
 

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