Subject: Unusual Butterfly ?
Location: Monifeith coastal path
July 23, 2017 9:25 am
Son found this whilst walking along the coastal path near Monifeith, Angus, Scotland.. 23/7/2017
Because it is diurnal, and most people associate moths with night, you have mistaken this Six Spot Burnett which is well documented on Animal Photos, for a butterfly. According to Butterfly Conservation: “Frequents flowery grasslands, including downland, cliff-edges, woodland rides, roadside verges and sand-dunes.” According to UK Moths: “This is the commonest of Britain’s day-flying Burnet moths, and is found throughout Britain, with a coastal bias in the North. “