Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Fisher's Estuarine Moth
Gortyna borelii
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Frosted Orange
Gortyna flavago

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

Morley's Final Catalogue: Very general: larvae in Artemisia at Ipswich, 1934 (Bp). and in thistle-stems much commoner than are the imagines seen. Ipswich, rarely at light; Waldringfield, Foxhall, Needham, Monks Soham, Leiston, Lowestoft, Benacre Broad, Beccles, Oulton church marshes, Hopton and at light in Gorleston. Mildenhall (Gd).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded. Regular in light traps, no recent larval records reflecting the change in main recording methods in recent times.

Identification: Fisher's Estuarine moth is much larger.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/10/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
07/10/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
06/10/2023325TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
05/10/2023126TL93 - Bures/Nayland
03/10/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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