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Six Spot Burnet

By Glostopcat  
A six spot burnet moth I spotted resting on a pink flower which I think is Red Clover at Prestbury Hill nature reserve near Cheltenham back in June. I would be grateful if anyone on here could id the flower. Apologies to all for the lack of c&c's lately I've been very busy with work lately, I hope to have time to catch up with what I've missed over the next few days, Ed

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro June Six spot burnet moth Glos Red clover Wildlife and nature Prestbury hill nature reserve Butterfly conservation

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2 Oct 2011 11:48AM
Very nice shot, I can't help with the flower though.

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RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
2 Oct 2011 12:02PM
Well captured image, Ed: I thought the flower looked a bit like clover, but knowing me, I'm probably wrong.
zapar40 Plus
6 66 5 Wales
2 Oct 2011 12:03PM
beauty, lovely colours.
EAS Plus
7 1 13 Scotland
2 Oct 2011 12:06PM
Can't think what this pretty wildflower is, Ed, sorry. Think I'm letting the side down!! Exquisite image, the details and colours being simply stunning.

Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
2 Oct 2011 12:17PM
Good call Ronnie, I've checked the Mitchell Beazley wildflower book again and it looks as though it may be Red Clover
7 10 10 England
2 Oct 2011 12:37PM
More good work Ed and my first though was clover for the flower.
Joan. Just noticed your remark so feel quite pleased with myself. J.
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
2 Oct 2011 12:43PM
Outstanding Ed.
CarolG Plus
10 199 19 Greece
2 Oct 2011 1:07PM
I would say that this is definitely clover, Ed, and what a beautiful flower for the moth to land on and pose for you. Carol
PattiW Plus
11 24 2 United States
2 Oct 2011 1:23PM
Fantastic capture, great color and details, Patti Smile
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
2 Oct 2011 2:39PM
This is superb Ed. The detail is awesome in both moth and flower. Awesome!............Sandy
xwang Plus
7 56 8
2 Oct 2011 3:44PM
Sorry, can't help for ID..I have seen this bug somewhere, sometime ago..'s called.. thanks.Smile
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2011 4:52PM
Splendid capture! Good image! IB
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2011 7:05PM
another superb shot in this series
2 Oct 2011 8:00PM
Top shot...
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
2 Oct 2011 9:08PM
Superb colours Ed and nicely isolated.
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
2 Oct 2011 11:06PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
mikbee Plus
9 3 8 Scotland
2 Oct 2011 11:26PM
Like the ''pose'' here Ed.
Good detail on the flower too.
Nice one.
3 Oct 2011 12:32AM
Perfect capture, I never realised how 'furry' these buterflies and moths actually are.
3 Oct 2011 1:08AM
Excellent shot, Ed. Beautiful colour and detail in both the moth and the flowerSmile A perfect capture!!
Take care, have a good week, Pauline
Great shot with bags of detail
Really wonderful shot of this beautiful moth - tremendous image..Jo
KarenFB Plus
10 4.7k 171 England
3 Oct 2011 1:27PM
You've captured the details brilliantly - the tiny petals on the clover are wonderful! Smile
saltireblue Plus
6 6.3k 33 Norway
3 Oct 2011 3:58PM
Brilliant captured, Ed, (as always) My first thought was that it was a Darth Vadar moth.

Glostopcat Plus
10 255 2 England
3 Oct 2011 4:23PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed
3 Oct 2011 4:33PM
Great capture with excellent detail. Like the side on view. i would go for red clover too. Paul
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
4 Oct 2011 12:37AM
These must be the most striking and friendly insects around Ed ,well caught .
11 Oct 2011 8:24AM
Absolutely beautiful!

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