Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

- Family: Zygaenidae

Zygaena (Zygaena) ephialtes

Most of the spots are white, but the first two to four are red or orange. A clearly red or orange ring on the abdomen (See next picture). Hindwings are dark with 1 white spot.

Details: Zygaena (Zygaena) ephialtes

Zygaena (Zygaena) ephialtes (2)

Most of the spots are white, but the first two to four are red or orange. A clearly red or orange ring on the abdomen. Hindwings are dark with 1 white spot.

Details: Zygaena (Zygaena) ephialtes (2)

Zygaena (Zygaena) filipendulae

Easy to spot, six clearly separated red spots and black antenna tips. But be careful it is very similar to the Z. transalpina.

Details: Zygaena (Zygaena) filipendulae

Zygaena (Zygaena) filipendulae (2)

Easy to spot, six clearly separated red spots and black antenna tips. But be careful it is very similar to the Z. transalpina.

Details: Zygaena (Zygaena) filipendulae (2)

Zygaena (Zygaena) lonicerae

The Z. lonicerae is relatively easy to identify. It has 5 clearly separated spots on each forewing.

Details: Zygaena (Zygaena) lonicerae

Zygaena (Zygaena) loti

The Z. loti has 5 red spots on the forewing as the Z. lonicerae, but the spot at the wingtip of the Z. Loti is smeared out onto the Apex of the wing, much like the form of an axe head.

Details: Zygaena (Zygaena) loti

Zygaena (Zygaena) loti (2)

The Z. loti has 5 red spots on the forewing as the Z. lonicerae, but the spot at the wingtip of the Z. Loti is smeared out onto the Apex of the wing, much like the form of an axe head.

Details: Zygaena (Zygaena) loti (2)

Zygaena viciae

My first ever sight of the Z. viciae. The third spot is relatively small compared to the fourth and fifth. The wings are slightly transparent.

Details: Zygaena viciae

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