Frosted orange moth
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Noctua flavago Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
The Frosted Orange is a nightflying species whose orange and brown speckled wings allow for perfect camouflage against autumn leaves in the daytime. It is attracted to light and does not come to flowers, and its caterpillars inhabit the root-stems of the species' foodplants. Its wingspan ranges from 3 to 4.3 cm, and it flies between August and October. Northern variants tend to be slightly darker in colour.
- Wildlife of Britain - the definitive visual guide by Dorling Kindersley and the RSPB.
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