Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Frosted Orange
Gortyna flavago

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2364 / 73.121

Davey, P., 2009: A generally distributed and frequent species in England and Wales, but local in Scotland, the larva feeding on the roots and inner stems of robust herbaceous plants, such as foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), thistle (Cirsium and Carduus spp.), burdock (Arctium spp.) and ground elder (Aegopodium podagraria). In Dorset, the moth is widespread and at low density with no ecological preference, although on open heathland the absence of suitable foodplants renders the moth rare.

Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Thistles, burdocks and Foxglove
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Dusky Sallow | Rosy Rustic >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
06/10/201919SY99 Lytchett Matravers
04/10/2019+9SY58 Abbotsbury
03/10/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
01/10/201919SY49 Bridport
30/09/201919SY98 Wareham

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