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2364 ~ Frosted Orange ~ Gortyna flavago
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 33-44mm.

Confusion species

Fisher's Estuarine Moth.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Wet and boggy places, rough grassland, woodland rides and gardens.


A range of robust herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg. Larva April-August, feeding at first on the lower part of the stem where it also later pupates.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 17th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 21st Sept 2010, Morben ISAF