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2444 ~ Gold Spangle ~ Autographa bractea
UK Status

Resident. Common W,N.(S).

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 40-50mm.

Confusion species

Scarce Burnished Brass.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Hedgerows, woodland rides, moorland, upland pasture and gardens.


Herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a small larva. Larva August-early June. Pupates in a cocoon formed under the leaf of the foodplant.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by JM, July 2010, Lake Vyrnwy