CLOSED: unknown butterfly thing

Durham, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

saw this on the jasione yesterday, never seen one before, anyone have any ideas?

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Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

Oh yeeees! Easier to see in this shot Lilith, than the photo forum one. Didn't realise it was here too.
It IS a six spot burnet - day flying moth with a fondness for knapweed, scabious and, apparently, jasione

Durham, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

never seen one before, are they common? is it poisonous or something, as it's so brightly coloured

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

Yes, i think they're pretty common. I don't know whether they're poisonous or not. They certainly wear the right uniform LOL

Antrim, Northern Ire, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

I saw some today flying in a meadow

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)


Durham, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

it's so nice that since i've planted these new plants in my garden that lots of other insects come to visit. i'll be on the lookout for new beasties now :D

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

Yes, another fascinating hobby to keep you out of mischief Lilith ;)

Tiller, OR(Zone 8a)

It reminds me of the cinnabar moth, imported to control the tansy ragwart.

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

Yes, they're similar colouring but different markings tigrelily. I just love the caterpillars of the cinnabar in their striped black and yellow football (not sure if they play soccer or rugger) jerseys :)

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