Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina

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Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina

Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina (Haworth, 1809) 73.016 BF2442

A different kind of ‘Y’ compared to the Silver Y (Autographa gamma). Thankfully this is a fresh specimen so it really shows it richness in colour and pattern for comparison. Similar to the Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota).Forewing length 17 to 20mm.

Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina

The adult flies June to August, and is found in various habitats, including woodland, hedgerows and gardens. Fairly common and widespread. The larva feeds on a range of low plants.

© Pete Hillman July 2017.

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