Fire grid burnet

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Fire grid burnet
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Zygaenidae
Genus: Arniocera
Species: A. erythropyga
Binomial name
Arniocera erythropyga
Wallengren, 1860

The fire grid burnet (Arniocera erythropyga) is a day-flying moth of the family Zygaenidae found in Zimbabwe and Malawi to Mozambique and South Africa.

This moth looks different from other burnets, mainly because of its colours. The common name of this moth refers to its fore wing pattern of black-edged, red bands on a metallic blue-green ground colour. The hind wing is pinkish red with a broad, marginal band of black. Males have hairs covering their head.

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