Subject: Beautiful Insect in Ireland
Location: Inch Beach, Dingle peninsula, Co. Kerry
August 9, 2017 10:17 am
Hi again! We saw a few of these bright, almost metallic fliers on our recent hike. Up close, they seem like a type of fly, but would love to know what they are for our next trip there. Found this guy near Inch Beach, Dingle peninsula, Co. Kerry. Thanks!
This is a Six Spot Burnet, Zygaena filipendulae. 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. Occupying meadows, woodland clearings and sea-cliffs, it flies from June to August.” Your image is beautifully detailed.
Thank you for the response and compliment on the shot :-]