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73.121 ~ 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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 17th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PB, 21st Sept 2010, Morben ISAF