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Bloodword moth – LEPIDOPTERA LIBANOTICA

Bloodword moth

Zygaena laeta

A burnet with a wingspan of 26-35 mm. Also called the “crepuscular burnet,” this species lives on warm dry slopes, grassland, pastures, and steppe. Host plants include eryngo (Eryngo spp.). This species flies July through August.

Photographs

Attribution: Katya (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

Attribution: Katya (Wikipedia Creative Commons)

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