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Plain Golden Y
Autographa jota
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Beautiful Golden Y
Autographa pulchrina

(Haworth, 1809) 2442 / 73.016

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species, and common in montane regions in northern Britain, the larva feeding on various herbaceous plants including nettle (Urtica dioica), dead-nettle (Lamium spp.), hedge woundwort (Stachys sylvatica) and wood-avens (Geum urbanum). In Dorset, the moth is widespread but at low density, being most frequent in open deciduous woodland. The national norm is for a single brood in June and July, however, in warm summers, there is a partial second brood from mid-August... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/201919SY49 Bridport
08/07/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks
05/07/201919SY49 Bridport
04/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
03/07/201919ST72 Stour Provost

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