Author 'Boucher Marc dit de Meilh' (Id 121514 ) : Another photograph of the spirea Zygaena OF A moth active during the day: the spirea Zygaena (Zygaena filipendulae), also called the Zygaena filipendula moth is an insect of the family Zygaenidae. This moth is very active during the day. (See photographs taken in clearing of tall grass in hot (most grasses ...) on which the butterflies are bred.) This butterfly has 30 mm tones: black, dark green, dark blue on the wings. The inner wings are a very bright red. His body is brown with multiple reflections in a sunny ... It's a butterfly 'aposematic', which means it may have a danger for predators (birds, lizards, insects, etc..). As can be seen on different photos, it is distinguished by bright colors, this butterfly is toxic ... since it would hold a liquid containing cyanide. Marc.