Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Photo © Lee Taylor-Wheal,  10/06/23 - Old Colwall Herefordshire

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Plain Golden Y
Autographa jota
Silver Y
Autographa gamma
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Beautiful Golden Y
Autographa pulchrina

(Haworth, 1809) 2442 / 73.016

A common species across the region.

Found in a wide range of habitats.

Overwinters as a small larva, the adults coming regularly to light.

Recorded in 116 (83%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants including Stinging Nettle, Hedge Woundwort, Common Ragwort, Water Avens and Honeysuckle
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO48
13/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
26/07/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ94
25/07/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
22/07/20222VC40 - ShropshireSO39

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