Five-spot Burnet Moth (Zygaena trifolii) by julienne1

Five-spot Burnet Moth (Zygaena trifolii)

One of the UK's day-flying moths which are out in force today in the meadows. This one is enjoying a pyramid orchid growing in the long grass of our local nature reserve. They have a curious fluttering flight quite different from the many butterflies which are also out in abundance today.
What a stunning photograph! The colours are amazing
June 24th, 2015  
bep
Super colours. Fav.
June 24th, 2015  
Beautiful. I've never seen one like it.
June 24th, 2015  
What a gorgeous moth! Almost looks like glitter on the wings. Great find and capture.
June 24th, 2015  
Stunning - fav.
June 24th, 2015  
Absolutely gorgeous! Amazing details, colors and lighting. FAV
June 24th, 2015  
Fascinating
June 24th, 2015  
Beautiful
June 24th, 2015  
Beautiful
June 24th, 2015  
Amazing colours Julienne, :)
June 24th, 2015  
We saw a few on our walk last week on the cliffs, they don't stay still for long do they
June 24th, 2015  
Gorgeous x
June 24th, 2015  
Beautiful!
June 25th, 2015  
Wow, great shot.
June 25th, 2015  
Stunning colours
June 25th, 2015  
Kat
Terrific colours, and capture - what a blissful way to spend a day :)
fav!
June 25th, 2015  
Stunning capture and colours Julienne Fav
June 25th, 2015  
You are so lucky to have these flying around, either that or you are very good at spotting things. This moth looks like it is made of metal. Lovely close up.
June 25th, 2015  
@mbmomentsintime - no they are very active!

@shirleybankfarm - yes I do feel lucky to live in the country where there are always interesting flora and fauna all around :)

@christophercox @gijsje @texastrails @susanalena @sgtpepper @yeshanghai @bluerose15 @hilarymeme @novab @carla42 @carla42 @amyk @rickster549 @jomo @katrinastabback @thistle - glad you enjoyed this one. It seems to have been a fleeting moment for them though....I was in the same meadow today and there weren't any to be seen even though there were masses of others species.
June 25th, 2015  
Amazing detail. Love the color and the shapes.
June 26th, 2015  
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