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Burnet Moth

Paul Iddon

About to feed on the thistle, then proboscis away!

I often find the dark bluey/black of these moths are a tad more difficult to get the detail in, but these are not to bad. The adults feed on the nectar of knapweed, thistles and other grassland flowers, and females lay their eggs on the caterpillars' foodplants.




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Paul Iddon

Thanks Maggie - there were plenty off them - but this was the easiest to get to - even then the thistle were painful in calf!