Sunday 24 June 2018

Confused with my Burnets

Is there any way I can easily tell if this is a five spot, or one of the narrow bordered variety?


  1. Narrow-bordered 5-spot burnet: The third and fourth spots on the forewing are clearly separate with the third spot not larger in area than half the fourth with no distinct reddish scales between the 2 spots. 5-spot Burnet: third and fourth spots of almost equal size, almost touching and often fused. If these spots appear separated, then there are some reddish scales between them.

  2. Thanks for the advice Peter.....


Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.