The Burnets or Forrester Moths Zygaena sp
The Burnet Moths or Forrester Moths with their fast buzzing wing length are often mistaken for bees or wasps . This specimen Note 1 likely 171 Narrow Five-Spot Burnet Zygaena lonicerae was taken 30/06/14. 169 Six-Spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae are also present on Cromwell confirmed by obvious spot number and much longer haired larvae
Meadow regimes , Cut Depths eg Meadow Brown larvae near grass root bases etc need careful thought. BFT on a visual assessment also seem less abundant this year
Similar to and sometimes difficult to distinguish from the Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet. Consequently, the distribution of the Five-spot Burnet is imperfectly known. In general, the forewing of the Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet is longer and more pointed, the upper angle of the hindwing being more pointed and the black border of the hindwing being narrower than those of the Five-spot Burnet. Rarely the red colour is replaced by yellow.
Note 1 Thus Zygaena trifoli / lonicera 5 Spot / Narrow 5 Spot is commonly used to safely classify finds