Day-flying moths

Six-spot burnet moths are a riot of colour in close up, with red spots on iridescent green wings. These are day flying moths. They are plump and might be a tasty morsel for a bird, but their bright colours say 'don't eat me - I taste disgusting!'. In scientific terms, they are aposematically coloured, that is they are brightly coloured as a warning to potential predators. Day flying moths are a lot more tactile than butterflies and a mating pair are happy to rest on Chris Packham's finger and give him a really good view.

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Role Contributor
PresenterChris Packham
PresenterMike Dilger
DirectorJonathan Bigwood
ProducerJane French

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