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Frosted Orange Gortyna flavago Length 18-20mm. A beautifully patterned moth that rests with its wings held flat or in a tent-like manner. Adult has orange-brown wings with a yellowish central band and pale spots. Flies August-October. Laves feeds inside the stems of thistles and similar plants. Widespread but commonest in central and southern Britain.
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