Five-Spot Burnet Moth laying eggs at Walthamstow Marshes, London, UK, 22nd June 2017 - 4K - vTomb

Five-Spot Burnet Moth laying eggs at Walthamstow Marshes, London, UK, 22nd June 2017 - 4K

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Five-spot Burnet moth (Scientific name: Zygaena trifolii) captured ovipositing (laying eggs) on Walthamstow Marshes, London, UK in 4K, 22nd June 2017.
When I first came across this moth it had just finished mating with another moth, which I didn't have time to capture on camera. It wasted no time in flying off and immediately began laying eggs, which you can see from 25s onwards.
The red spots on its wings are a warning and signal of a deadly talent. These moths are able to produce hydrogen cyanide - a chemical compound that gives them a bad taste and, in large quantities, can kill a predator. Consequently they are left alone and not often eaten by birds etc. They therefore have little sense of danger. It's quite easy to approach them closely and film them and they are not disturbed by the camera.
The Five-Spot Burnet moth is in fact very similar to and difficult to distinguish from the Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet.
Video Copyright (c) Blutey 2017.

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