Photographer's Note

The Six-Spot burnet ( Zygaena filipendulae ) looks like the other day flying moth the Cinnabar , they have a lot in common , not only are the both black and red in colour ( the cinnabar is stripped while the different Burnets have red spots to the appropiate number). the catterpillars are also very brightly coloured, as you can see the burnet is almost Floursent yellow with black spots, while the cinnabar is alternate stripes of yellow and black , these bright show-off colours are there to advertise that they are highly poisonous (Cyanides)having absorbed and concentrated them, this also passes on into the adult moths and is probabley why they can get away with flying in daylight.
Taken at one of the dragonfly ponds while stalking a male four-spot chaser he did a runner and this was standing out like a "sore thumb" on a dead twig, about 25mm / 1inch long,main food plant are clovers and vetches .
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Additional Photos by Robert Brown (RobBrown) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 389 W: 57 N: 304] (1797)
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