Beautiful Golden Y - Autographa pulchrina
Wingspan 35-40 mm. Similar to the plain Golden 'Y', but with richer maroon colouring in the wings.
Similar to the plain Golden 'Y', but with richer colouring in the wings and a more obvious kidney-spot - usually outlined.
The species inhabits gardens, waste ground, and woodland areas.
This species is on the wing in June and July, slightly earlier than its close relative, the Plain Golden Y.
The larvae, which feed on low plants, overwinter in this stage, and pupate in May or June.
Fairly common and widespread over most of Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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