Gortyna flavago - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, August, 2008
Gortyna flavago Adult


© Robin Howard

Gortyna flavago ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Frosted Orange
Le Drap d'or

Wingspan: 32-42mm

Imago: Univoltine, flying from August to October when it is attracted to light and has been regularly recorded at Las Descargues, from traps in unmanaged grassland and from woodland margins and rides.

Larva: Feeds on Carduus, Cirsium, Digitalis, Petasites etc. Overwinters as an egg and pupates after feeding in the lower stem of the foodplant.