Catch me if you can!


David Clarke

Joined March 2009

  • Product
  • Product
  • Available
  • Artist
  • Artwork Comments 24

Sizing Information

Small 16.4" x 19.2"
Medium 23.4" x 27.3"
Large 33.2" x 38.6"
Note: Includes a 3/16" white border


  • Hang your posters in dorms, bedrooms, offices, studios, or anywhere blank walls aren't welcome
  • Printed on 185 gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut - refer to size chart for finished measurements
  • 0.19 inch / 0.5 cm white border to assist in framing



Wall Art

Home Decor



Artist's Description

The air traffic around our lavender is heavily congested in the summertime, as can be seen by this moth and a small bee both heading for the same flower head.
I haven’t identified the bee, but thanks to the advice of my moth expert friend John Firth, I now know the moth is a Six-spot Burnet Zygaena filipendulae. According to John, and to Mr Wikipedia, the Burnet’s are grass, clover and bird’s foot trefoil feeders, but they are clearly partial to a tasty morsel of lavender as well, as shown in the supplementary image below.

Image captured 1July 2011in my garden, south of Arezzo, Italy.
Canon 1DMkII with a Canon 300mm f2.8 IS lens, Canon 1.4x extender and Canon 25mm tube; ISO 250 f4 1/4000

Uploaded 9 July 2011
Number of views on 8 December 2011: 124
31 January 2012: 200

Mr Wiki’s wisdom on the subject is (partially) as follows:
The Six-spot Burnet, Zygaena filipendulae, is a day-flying moth of the family Zygaenidae. It is a common species throughout Europe.
The sexes are similar and have a wingspan of 30–40 millimetres (1.2–1.6 in). The forewings are dark metallic green with 6 vivid red spots (sometimes the spots are merged causing possible confusion with other species such as Five-spot Burnet). Occasionally the spots are yellow or even black. The hindwings are red with a blackish fringe. The adults fly on hot, sunny days from June to August,[Note 1] and are attracted to a wide variety of flowers such as knapweed and scabious as well as the larval food plants bird’s foot trefoil and clover. The species overwinters as a larva.
The larva is plump and hairy with variable markings, usually pale green with rows of black spots. It pupates in a papery cocoon attached to foliage.

Artwork Comments

  • TheResin
  • David Clarke
  • Michaela1991
  • David Clarke
  • Catherine  Howell
  • David Clarke
  • David Clarke
  • jesika
  • David Clarke
  • mspfoto
  • David Clarke
  • Macky
  • David Clarke
  • Karen E Camilleri
  • David Clarke
  • glennc70000
  • David Clarke
  • Goca
  • David Clarke
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.