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Beautiful Golden Y
Autographa pulchrina (Haworth, 1809)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2442 / 73.016
Photo © Sue Pennell,  09/07/2013 - Beachamwell

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Similar Norfolk Species
Plain Golden Y
Autographa jota
Silver Y
Autographa gamma
Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: 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
17/08/2019127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
06/08/2019127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
02/08/2019127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
26/07/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
21/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
Further info: Autographa pulchrina
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