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Burnet Moth by the Weymouth Relief Road

Burnet moth on an ox-eye daisy.

Burnet Moth. Photo: George McCabe

We’ve had shots of the Burnet Moth caterpillar and chrysalis: now meet the moth! Probably a Six-spot Burnet, it is on an Ox-eye daisy, and if you look carefully, you can see there are a lot more on the bright blue flowers of the viper’s bugloss behind it. Caught by George on the walk at the side of the Weymouth Relief Road 03/06/2017.

Burnet moth caterpillar by the Weymouth Relief Road

Green and black caterpillar on a blade of grass

Caterpillar of the Burnet Moth. Photo: Simon Fenner

This was taken by the side of the Weymouth Relief Road on 29/05/2017. This area is turning into a superb butterfly spot.

The caterpillar is that of one of the Burnet moths, probably the Six-spot. THe white blob on the other side of the stalk is a chrysalis cocoon of the same species.

Simon reports there were  over 50 chryslis and a couple of caterpillars.

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Burnet chrysalis by the Weymouth Relief Road

Yellow chrysalis attached to a grass stalk

Burnet Moth chrysalis. Photo: James Gould

This is the chrysalis of a Burnet Moth, probably a Six-spot Burnet.Seen on a Butterfly Conservation walk along the side of the Weymouth Relief Road on 14/05/2017 – James reports that there were scores of these to be seen.