Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2364 (ABH73.121) Frosted Orange Gortyna flavago, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR09841

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 29th Oct. 2015. MV trap.
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, 29th Oct. 2015. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The vernacular name of this species presumably comes from the white bases to the antenna.

 

Pupates in the stem of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light but in small numbers only.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): thistles (Carduus spp.), burdocks (Arctium spp.), Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, late August-October
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Fens, grassland, scrub, coastal areas.

Regional Information

Recorded in 79 (29.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 July to 24 December



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Pink, black, brown, yellow, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5