• Spotted on Dinas Head

On our coastal walk yesterday, we came across a flurry of mothy activity: dozens of the day-flying Six-Spot Burnet. They’re very distinctive in their red-on-black colouring.  They were feeding on betony flowers like there was no tomorrow, sometimes four or five to a stem.  Here is a handful of shots taken, as usual, with my little Ixus camera. They’re a bit rough and ready, but you can clearly see the moths’ huge antennae with strangely-shaped tips, their long proboscises and legs and their shiny blue-black bodies.

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