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2443 ~ Plain Golden Y ~ Autographa jota
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 38-46mm.

Confusion species

Beautiful Golden Y.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A wide range of habitats.


Herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by MDH, 25th June 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by JM, July 2010, Lake Vyrnwy