Zygaena trifolii
         
Five-spot Burnet  
La Zygène des prés  
           
 
 
 
   
1] male of Zygaena trifolii alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 28/08/2017   2] male - Haute Loire (France) - 09/07/2008
 
 
       
       
   
3] male alt.1400m - Haute Garonne (France) - 17/07/2012   4] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 24/08/2017  
       
       
   
5] two specimen of Zygaena trifolii showing high variability of the general aspect within the same population. Spots can be elongated in some individuals, almost merging altogether - Haute Garonne (France) - 26/08/2018   6] As seen on this photo, Z.trifolii is smaller in size than Z.filipendulae. The third Burnet on the right is also a Z.filipendulae specimen - Haute Garonne (France) - 02/09/2018
 
 
       
       
   
7] male alt.138m. In most individuals, the two red spots in the central part of the forewing (spots No.3 & No.4) touch each other and can even merge into a single red marking, like in photos 9] and 10]. When not merged, the spot No.3 is always much smaller than the spot No.4 - Haute Garonne (France) - 24/08/2017   8] same specimen as 7]




 
 
       
       
   
9] male alt.141m - Haute Garonne (France) - 02/06/2018   10] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 24/08/2017  
       
       
   
11] male alt.520m. In this individual, spots No.3 & No.4 do not touch each other, which can be so for a small number of specimen within the same population  - Aude (France) - 19/05/2019   12] same specimen as 11]


 
 
       
       
   
13] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 15/09/2017   14] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 24/08/2017  
       
       
   
15] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 24/08/2017   16] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 24/08/2017  
       
       
   
17] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 24/08/2017   18] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 02/09/2017  
       
       
   
19] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 02/09/2017   20] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 02/09/2017  
       
       
   
21] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 02/09/2017   22] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 02/09/2017  
       
       
   
23] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 02/09/2017
 
  24] other male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 02/09/2017  
       
       
   
25] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 26/08/2018   26] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 26/08/2018  
       
       
   
27] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 02/09/2017   28] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 26/08/2018  
       
       
   
29] male alt.605m - Corrèze (France) - 21/07/2009   30] same specimen as 29]  
       
       
   
31] male alt.605m - Corrèze (France) - 21/07/2009   32] male alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 02/09/2017  
       
       
   
33] male alt.900m - Haute Loire (France) - 25/07/2013   34] male alt.900m - Haute Loire (France) - 23/07/2013  
       
       
   
35] male alt.900m - Haute Loire (France) - 09/07/2008   36] other male alt.900m - Haute Loire (France) - 09/07/2008  
       
       
   
37] same specimen as 36]   38] male alt.900m - Haute Loire (France) - 25/07/2013  
       
       
   
39] male alt.900m - Haute Loire (France) - 09/07/2008   40] male alt.900m - Haute Loire (France) - 09/07/2008  
       
       
   
41] female of Zygaena trifolii alt.1400m - Haute Garonne (France) - 17/07/2012   42] same specimen as 41]
 
 
       
       
   
43] other female alt.1400m - Haute Garonne (France) - 17/07/2012   44] female alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 02/09/2018
 
 
       
       
   
45] female alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 24/08/2017   46] female alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 26/08/2018  
       
       
   
47] female alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 24/08/2017   48] same specimen as 47]  
       
       
   
49] female alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 26/08/2018   50] female alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 26/08/2018  
       
       
 
51] mating pair alt.900m - Haute Loire (France) - 23/07/2013      
   
   
 
52] mating pair alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 26/08/2018  
   
   
 
53] mating pair alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 02/09/2017  
   
   
 
54] mating pair alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 26/08/2018  
   
   
 
55] mating pair alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 26/08/2018  
   
   
 
56] mating pair alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 26/08/2018  
   
   
 
57] mating pair alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 26/08/2018  
   
   
 
58] other mating pair - Haute Loire (France) - 23/07/2013  
   
   
 
59] same scene as 58] - Haute Loire (France) - 23/07/2013  
       
       
   
60] same scene as 58] (view of the female)   61] other mating pair - Haute Loire (France) - 23/07/2013  
       
       
   
62] mating pair alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 19/05/2018   63] mating pair alt.900m - Haute Loire (France) - 23/07/2013
 
 
       
       
   
64] mating pair alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 26/08/2018   65] mating pair alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 02/09/2017  
       
       
   
66] mating pair alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 02/09/2017
 
  67] female (white arrow) laying  some eggs on the underside of a leaf (here Potentilla sp) not far from heads of Trifolium sp., the hostplant - Haute Garonne (France) - 24/08/2017  
       
       
   
68] female from picture 67] after the laying process
 
  69] close-up of the clutch of eggs laid by the female from picture 67]  
       
       
   
70] caterpillar found on Lotus corniculatus alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 21/04/2018   71] same larva as 70]
 
 
       
       
   
72] same larva as 70]
 
  73] female freshly emerged from the chrysalis shown in 74] - Haute Garonne (France) - 26/05/2018  
       
       
     
74] two views of the cocoon from which the female from picture 73] emerged - Haute Garonne (France) - 26/05/2018      
       
       
 
75] caterpillar alt.138m - Haute Garonne (France) - 21/04/2018  
   
   
 
76] same caterpillar as 75]  
   
   
 
77] same caterpillar as 75]  
   
   
   
78] cocoon made by the larva from picture 75] - 09/05/2018
 
  79] same cocoon after the individual from picture 80] emerged - 22/05/2018  
       
       
     
80] male which emerged from the cocoon shown in 78] - Haute Garonne (France) - 22/05/2018      
       
       
 
81] damp meadow in Corrèze (France) alt.618m, habitat of Zygaena trifolii - 21/07/2009  
       
       
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