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2442 ~ Beautiful Golden Y ~ Autographa pulchrina
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 36-44mm.

Confusion species

Plain Golden Y.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

A wide range of upland and lowland habitats.

Foodplant

Herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva amongst the debris. Larva July-May, feeding mainly at night. Pupates in a cocoon in a folded leaf of the foodplant.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 8th May 2011, Llanfyllin

Photo by JM, July 2010, Lake Vyrnwy