2463 Burnet Companion Moth (Euclidia glyphica)

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Family Noctuidae .

Wing Span 1 3/4 " 32 mm

Flight Period May and June




Widespread in England and Wales Flying in wet Meadows and grassland caterpillars feed on various kinds of clovers>Flies in May and June Inactive in cool weather So called becaause found in company of Burnet Moth One of the few day-flying moths, this species gets its English name from the fact that it is often found in company with Burnet moths (Zygaena spp. ).

It is relatively common in the southern half of Britain, becoming scarcer further north.

It inhabits open woodland, pastures and downland, and the larvae feed on clover (Trifolium) and trefoil (Lotus).