Burnet moths

A ADSCITA STATIC IS, the Forester Moth, is found in Europe and Asia. The caterpillars feed on sorrel.

hold coloration indicates distastefulness

/) 071 EN A Fl UI'ENl) I HA E, also known as the Six-spot Burnet, is common throughout Europe.

Also called foresters, many of these moths are black with bright or metallic red, green, or blue coloring. Some look wasplike. The antennae arc thickened, and the head has a pair of hairy protuberances above the eyes. Most species produce hydrogen cyanide -a feature advertised by warning coloration.

• life Cycle Kggs are laid on herbaceous host plants, and larvae feed externally on their leaves. The adults fly and feed at flowers by day. Pupation takes place within a long cocoon.

• Occurrence Worldwide, except New Zealand; especially tropics and subtropics. On host plants.

hold coloration indicates distastefulness

/) 071 EN A Fl UI'ENl) I HA E, also known as the Six-spot Burnet, is common throughout Europe.

Caterpillars have small warts, from which tufts of hairs protrude.

A ADSCITA STATIC IS, the Forester Moth, is found in Europe and Asia. The caterpillars feed on sorrel.

0rder Lkpidoptera

Family LyCAENIDAF

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