Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen

Zygaena (Zygaena) ephialtes (Linnaeus, 1758)

Zygaena (Zygaena) ephialtes

Most of the spots are white, but the first two to four are red or orange. A clearly red or orange ring on the abdomen (See next picture). Hindwings are dark with 1 white spot.

Flight-period Central Europe: from Mid June to Mid August

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Conservation Status in Austria: Endangered (EN)

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  • English:
  • German/Austrian: Veränderliches Rotwidderchen
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  • Image: 1920x1080
  • Location: Austria, Niederösterreich, Ober-Danegg
  • Date: 11/07/2015
  • Copyright: Per Hoffmann Olsen
  • Camera: Canon EOS 50D
  • Lens: Sigma 150mm APO Macro

 

There are several different forms of the Z. ephialtes. For example there is a form which resembles the wings spots of the Z. filipendulae, but with a red ring on the abdomen, which the Z. filipendulae doesn't have.

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