Zygaena purpuralis   (Brünnich)


 
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Lleyn Transparent Burnet
(Zygaena purpuralis segontii (Tremewan))

 
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distribution:

Great Britain: Lleyn Peninsula / Wales

 
local name:

Bwrned Tryloyw Llyn, Bwrnedau Tryloyw Llyn (Welsh - Wales / Great Britain)

 
size: ca. 2,8 - 3,5 cm (wingspan)

extinction date: last seen in 1962

 
This subspecies of the Transparent Burnet lived on coastal cliffs of the Lleyn Peninsula in the northwest of Wales, where it was last seen in the year 1962.

 
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Lleyn Transparent Burnet (Zygaena purpuralis segontii)


Photo: Dr. Norman Day; by courtesy of Dr. Norman Day

http://www.pbase.com/plusiotis

 
References:

- Clive Hambler; Martin R. Speight: Extinction Rates in British Nonmarine Invertebrates Since 1900. Conservation Biology 10(3): 892-896. 1996