Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina: Distribution map

Please note that the NBN Gateway map service has been terminated as of 1 April 2017.

As soon as a replacement map service is available, distribution maps will hopefully appear here again.

In the meantime, you can get some idea of distribution from the NBN Atlas website.

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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.
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