Burnet Companion - Euclidia glyphica

    Description

    Wingspan 25-30 mm. Gets its English name from the fact that it is often found in company with Burnet Moths (Zygaena spp).

    Habitat

    It inhabits open woodland, pastures, roadside verges and flower meadows.

    When to see it

    May and June.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on Clover and Trefoil.

    UK Status

    It is relatively common in the southern half of Britain, becoming scarcer further north. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire & Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

    Reference
    72.083 BF2463

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map