Zygaena loti

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Slender Burnet
Zygaena loti.jpg
Feeding on a Centaurea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Zygaenidae
Genus: Zygaena
Species: Z. loti
Binomial name
Zygaena loti
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Synonyms
  • Sphinx loti Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775
  • Sphinx achilleae Esper, 1780
  • Anthrocera scotica Rowland-Brown, 1919

Zygaena loti is a member of the Zygaenidae family. It is found in most of Europe, except Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Fennoscandia, Denmark, Estonia and Latvia.[1]

The wingspan is 25–35 mm. Adults are on wing in June and July.

The larvae feed on Lotus corniculatus, Hippocrepis comosa and Securigera species.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Zygaena loti loti
  • Zygaena loti achilleae (Esper, 1780)
  • Zygaena loti alpestris Burgeff, 1914
  • Zygaena loti arragonensis Staudinger, 1887
  • Zygaena loti avilensis Koch, 1948
  • Zygaena loti balcanica Reiss, 1922
  • Zygaena loti erythristica Tremewan & Manley, 1969
  • Zygaena loti failliei Dujardin, 1970
  • Zygaena loti hypochlora Dujardin, 1964
  • Zygaena loti janthina Boisduval, 1828
  • Zygaena loti ligustica Rocci, 1913
  • Zygaena loti macedonica Burgeff, 1926
  • Zygaena loti miniacea Oberthur, 1910
  • Zygaena loti osthelderi Burgeff, 1926
  • Zygaena loti praeclara Burgeff, 1926
  • Zygaena loti restricta Stauder, 1915
  • Zygaena loti scotica (Rowland-Brown, 1919)
  • Zygaena loti tristis Oberthur, 1884
  • Zygaena loti wagneri Milliere, 1885
  • Zygaena loti zobeli Reiss, 1921

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