Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09841 Frosted Orange Gortyna flavago, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF2364 (ABH73.121)


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:


Fens, grassland, scrub, coastal areas.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
Pink, black, brown, yellow, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs: