Scientific name: Euclidia glyphica
This day-flying moth is found on flowery meadows, often in the company of other moths and butterflies.
When to seeAdults fly from May to July
AboutThe burnet companion is a day-flying moth found on a range of grasslands, from flower-filled meadows to verges and woodland rides. It is often found flying alongside butterflies and other day-flying moths (especially the dingy skipper butterfly and Mother Shipton moth), occasionally including burnet moths - hence the name, burnet companion.
Burnet companions can be seen flying from May to July, on sunny days but also on warmer, overcast days. They are easily disturbed from roosting spots in long grass, when they will fly rapidly for a short distance before settling down again. They often settle with their wings partly open, revealing the bright orange-yellow hindwings.