54.009.1 (0171) Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet Zygaena lonicerae latomarginata (Tutt, 1899)

Status
Resident. Rare.
 
Flight period
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History
The first Scottish colony was found in July 1993 by the roadside at Dalskairth, between Beeswing and Cargenbridge (VC73) and is carefully managed.
 
It has subsequently been discovered at several other sites in lowland Scotland, and in July 2015 Birkshaw Forest near Lockerbie became the second site in Dumfries and Galloway and provided the first record for Dumfriesshire.
 
The Dalskairth colony was still present in 2014 although Six-spot Burnet were present in equal numbers.
 
The species is also present in Northern Ireland.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a larva, during July to June. Pupation takes place in a cocoon spun on the plant stem.
 
Larval foodplants
Meadow Vetchling, Greater Bird's-foot-trefoil, Red Clover and Sainfoin.
 
Identification
Differences between Five-spot Burnet are subtle, but the forewing is longer and more pointed with the hindwing showing a narrow black border.
 
Habitat
Roadside verges and rough grassland.
© Peter Norman, Dalskairth, July 2004

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