Help with Identification

Doug Yanega dyanega at
Fri Jun 29 17:29:57 EDT 2001

>It is rather like a large ladybird - red with black spots quite small (3 -4
>cm I would guess) and rounded wings, most peculiar.  I have not had chance
>to get close-up yet so am unable to give you much more to go on.
>They a quite numerous at about 7 - 8 am (when I am walking the dog) but not
>in the evening.  They appear to be very interested in the tops of long
>grasses.  Oh yes the place is Bristol in England (that might help a little!)

Maybe a Zygaena? Look at and see if 
that is similar.

Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521
phone: (909) 787-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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