2442 Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina
(Haworth, 1809)Wingspan 35-40 mm.
Fairly common and widespread over most of Britain, this species is on the wing in June and July, slightly earlier than its close relative, the Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota).
The larvae, which feed on low plants, overwinter in this stage, and pupate in May or June.
The species inhabits gardens, waste ground, and woodland areas.