Gold Spangle Autographa bractea: Distribution map

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Gold Spangle Autographa bractea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan 37-42 mm.

Occupying waste ground, gardens and moorland, this species is widespread and fairly common in the north of Britain, but less so in the south, where it is thought to be mainly a migrant.

The moth flies during July and August, and can be attracted to light.

The caterpillars feed on a range of plants, overwintering in this stage before pupating in late spring.
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