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2365 Fisher's Estuarine Moth Gortyna borelii

Freyer, 1839

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Fisher's Estuarine Moth  Gortyna borelii (Adult)

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Hamford Water, Essex

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Hamford Water, Essex

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2365 Fisher's Estuarine Moth Gortyna borelii

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2365 Fisher's Estuarine Moth Gortyna borelii

Freyer, 1839

Wingspan c.42-58 mm.

Rather like a large, pale version of Frosted Orange, this protected species is rare and very local, being restricted to two localities in the south-east of England.

The adult moths fly in September and October, and rest on the foodplant after dark.

The larvae feed internally on the roots and stems of hog's fennel (Peucedanum officinale).
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