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

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2443 / 73.017

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England, Wales and southern Scotland, more local further north, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants. In Dorset, the moth prefers open situations and is frequent in unimproved grassland on neutral or chalky soils; it is virtually absent from sandy soils, and at low density elsewhere including woodland.

This species is similar to Beautiful Golden Y2442. Diagnostics include: a reddish-brown ground colour, not violet-brown; square panel of... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/201919SY49 Bridport
25/07/2019+9SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
21/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
20/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
17/07/201929SY79 Puddletown

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