Last Thursday after chasing down some Demoiselles (please click the link to view) alongside the River Mole I drove up onto the North Downs and took a leisurely stroll across the grass downland. While the sun was shining there was a very strong breeze and therefore an apparent lack of flying butterflies so I decided to park my backside on the slope overlooking the open view of the southern counties. It wasn't long before something caught my attention.
Within a foot or two where a number of Six-spot Burnet (Zygaena filipendulae) perched in various poses. This is a medium sized day flying moth that is on the wing from June to August and is commonly found on grassland, woodland rides and coastal sand dunes.