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Frosted Orange
Gortyna flavago

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

Hertfordshire Notes: Though quite widespread across the county the Frosted Orange is somewhat locally distributed and never arrives at the light trap in any great number. The need for thistles, burdocks or similar plants that will survive the summer without being cut or pulled must be a limiting factor.

Middlesex Notes: Widespread and common but completely avoiding the south-east area of dense urbanisation.

Recorded in 33 (80%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/09/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
20/09/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
19/09/2023120TL31 - Hertford
18/09/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
18/09/2023220TL31 - Hertford
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Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants Thistles, Burdocks and Foxglove
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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