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Beautiful Golden Y
Autographa pulchrina (Haworth, 1809)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
Photo © Susie Turner,  02.06.2011 TG1906

Similar Norfolk Species
Plain Golden Y
Autographa jota
Silver Y
Autographa gamma
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants including Stinging Nettle, Hedge Woundwort, Common Ragwort, Water Avens and Honeysuckle
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
On the wing in June and July, slightly earlier than its close relative, the Plain Golden Y
Many habitats including woodland, hedgerows, fens, heathland, grassland, scrub and gardens.

Recorded in 59 (86%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/06/2019127TG20 - Norwich
15/06/2019128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
09/06/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
07/06/2019227TG13 - Baconsthorpe
03/06/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
Further info: Autographa pulchrina
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