Natural Selection in the Six-spot Burnet Moth


THE larva of the common six-spot burnet moth (Zygaena filipendulœ L.) forms an elongated cocoon on grass or other stems often at a height of six or more inches above the ground. Sometimes, however, the cocoon is spun on low vegetation or a twig in a hedge.

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CARPENTER, G. Natural Selection in the Six-spot Burnet Moth. Nature 154, 239–240 (1944) doi:10.1038/154239b0

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