Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Identification Help

Here is a small list of species in which i provide some of the Internet sources i needed to be able to identify them.

 

Trichodes apiarius

Did you know?:  As the German name Beewolf indicates this beetle is hunting bees. But the connection goes deeper.

Zygaena (Zygaena) ephialtes

Most of the spots are white, but the first two to four are red or orange. Clearly red or orange ring on the abdomen. Hindwings are dark with 1 white spot.

Zygaena (Zygaena) ephialtes (2)

Most of the spots are white, but the first two to four are red or orange. Clearly red or orange ring on the abdomen. Hindwings are dark with 1 white spot.

Zygaena (Zygaena) filipendulae

Easy to spot, six clearly separated red spots and black antenna tips. But be careful it is very similar to the Z. transalpina.

Zygaena (Zygaena) filipendulae (2)

Easy to spot, six clearly separated red spots and black antenna tips. But be careful it is very similar to the Z. transalpina.

Zygaena (Zygaena) lonicerae

The Z. lonicerae is relatively easy to identify. It has 5 clearly separated spots on each forewing.

Zygaena (Zygaena) loti

The Z. loti has 5 red spots on the forewing as the Z. lonicerae, but the spot at the wingtip of the Z. Loti is smeared out onto the Apex of the wing, much like the form of an axe head.

Zygaena (Zygaena) loti (2)

The Z. loti has 5 red spots on the forewing as the Z. lonicerae, but the spot at the wingtip of the Z. Loti is smeared out onto the Apex of the wing, much like the form of an axe head.