Identification – Forester and Burnet Moths

Burnets (Zygaena) and foresters (Adscita) are brightly coloured, day-flying moths which are attracted to various wild flowers. The black and red coloration of burnets cannot fail to attract the attention of anyone walking in the countryside, and moreover, the conspicuous fusiform or spindle-shaped cocoons of the commoner species can often be seen attached to the