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Beautiful Golden Y
Autographa pulchrina (Haworth, 1809)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2442 / 73.016
Photo © Susie Turner,  02.06.2011 TG1906

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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 61 (88%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/07/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
04/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
03/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
29/06/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
27/06/2020128TF91 - Dereham
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