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Beautiful golden-Y

beautiful golden-Y

The Beautiful Golden-Y (Autographa pulchrina) is closely related to the more frequently encountered Silver Y .

The wingspan is 35-40 mm. The length of the forewings is 17-20 mm. The moth flies in one or two generations in from May to June and August to September in case of a second generation.

The larvae feed on low plants such as Nettles, Honeysuckle and Ragwort.

Possible confusion species: Plain Golden-Y.

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