Five-Spot Burnet Moth

The Five-Spot Burnet (Zygaena trifolii) is a day-flying moth, which belongs to the Zygaenidae Family. In the Low Beskid it can be found in mountain glades from mid June through mid August. Its favorite plants are White Clover (Trifolium) and Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus). Its wingspan ranges between 30 -40 milimeters. The prominent bright dots are warning to predators about the moth's toxicity both caterpillars and adult forms contain hydrogen cyanide).
The Low Beskid - slope of Mount Zamczyska (568 m) - July 10, 2008.


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BazZ - Aug 17, 2008 1:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Great macro

nice colors, good composition and pretty sharp


Henryk - Aug 17, 2008 3:28 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great macro

Thank you for your vote and the kind words about my photo. Greetings, Henryk.

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