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Six-spot burnet

I have been allowing our lawns to grow a hay crop for wildlife for the past 13 years.  This year for the first time we have six-spot burnet moth cocoons attached to stems in the hay.

The grass contains a lot of bird's-foot trefoil (the larval food-plant) and common knapweed (used by the adults as a nectar source).

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Interesting. We have a colony of Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnets now on the wing in our front garden hay meadow, where the main foodplant is Greater Bird's-foot Trefoil!
July 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRalph Hobbs

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