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Beautiful Golden Y
Autographa pulchrina

(Haworth, 1809) 2442 / 73.016
Photo © Martyn V Priestley,  Caldene fields (garden) Low Moor Bradford 14/6/2022

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Plain Golden Y
Autographa jota
Silver Y
Autographa gamma
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Yorkshire Status: Common and widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and often common in all five vice-counties, emerging slightly earlier than A. jota (Linnaeus).

2012 (CHF): Widespread and common across all five vice-counties with no recent changes in abundance.

Recorded in 166 (83%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 17-20mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Mainly herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2022162SE88 - Pickering (E)
09/08/2022164SD67 - Ingleton
05/08/2022162SE98 - Wykeham
31/07/2022165NZ01 - Barnard Castle
30/07/2022161TA27 - Flamborough Head (North)
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