Mountain Burnet

Zygaena exulans

preview hoet 00086 Zygaena exulans HochalpenwidderchenBurnet moths are members of a small family of butterflies who show remarkably colored marks and drawings. Those species native in Central Europe are rather small butterflies, which are closely bound to their habitat and the plants growing there.

Mountain Burnet is found over years on the same alpine meadows during its flight time in summer. A decline in numbers of these moths at a certain location can be referred directly to a changed environmental situation.