Plain Golden Y Autographa jota
Wingspan 38-46 mm.
Similar in appearance to the Beautiful Golden Y (Autographa pulchrina), this moth has a plainer, more brick-red appearance, with fewer less-distinct metallic markings.
It flies at night from June to August, and is regularly attracted to light. It is a fairly common species over most of Britain, though scarcer in Scotland.
The larvae feed on a range of plants including nettle (Urtica dioica).