The moth is single-brooded. Adults are present from June to early July. They fly during the day in sunshine and visit the flowers of the foodplant, bird’s foot trefoil. The caterpillars are present from August to early may of the following year Slender Scotch burnet range
Although Zygaena loti is found throughout central Europe, the subspeciesscotica is endemic to Scotland Slender Scotch burnet habitat
Inhabits south or south-west facing grassy banks and low cliffs close to the sea where the larval foodplant bird’s foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) is found Slender Scotch burnet status
Classified as Rare in Britain Slender Scotch burnet threats
In some areas a lack of grazing may lead to vegetation succession and eventually to bracken growth, which removes suitable habitat for this species Slender Scotch burnet conservation
The Slender Scotch Burnet is listed as a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan, and a Species Action Plan has been produced to coordinate conservation efforts aimed at this moth
The UK Biodiversity Action Plan for this species is available at UK BAP.
In arthropods (crustaceans, insects and arachnids) the abdomen is the hind region of the body, which is usually segmented to a degree (but not visibly in most spiders). In crustacea (e.g. crabs) some of the limbs attach to the abdomen; in insects the limbs are attached to the thorax (the part of the body nearest to the head) and not the abdomen. In vertebrates the abdomen is the part of the body that contains the internal organs (except the heart and lungs).
In insects, a temporary pause in development and growth with a definite physiological basis. Any stage of the lifecycle (eggs, larvae, pinvertebrates_freshwater
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