Zygaena trifolii - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 10 June 2009
Zygaena trifolii Adult


© Alan Martin

Zygaena trifolii (Esper, 1783)

Five-spot Burnet
La Zygène du Trèfle

Wingspan: 30-40mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to August. A diurnal species but one that has been recorded at light on the Causse. Taken occasionally at Las Descargues and the plateau but is more commonly encountered on the Causse where its favoured habitat, dry, calcareous meadows are found.

The larva feeds on Lotus corniculatus.