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Frosted Orange
Gortyna flavago

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2364 / 73.121
Photo © Ray Priestley,  Fishlake 19/09/2023

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Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded but rarely common in all five vice-counties. The larvae and pupae can often be found in stems of creeping thistle and ragwort. This is another species which is very common in the South of Britain, becoming scarcer towards the North.

2012 (CHF): Fairly common and widespread across the county. Numbers seem to have increased a little recently and it is doing better in the north than it appeared to be doing in 1989.

Recorded in 138 (69%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Dusky Sallow  |  Rosy Rustic >
Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: August - October
Foodplant:   Thistles, burdocks, Foxglove and other herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/2023163SE01 - Marsden
25/09/2023162SE56 - Easingwold (S)
23/09/2023164SE33 - Leeds
22/09/2023163SE12 - Elland / Brighouse / Low Moor
22/09/2023162SE65 - York (E)
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