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Beautiful Golden Y Moth

Moths in June

Another trip to Hampshire and another cracking moth captured at the end of June. This one is called a Beautiful Golden Y, such a beauty with bronze wings and golden detailing.

Fairly common and widespread over most of Britain, this species is on the wing in June and July, slightly earlier than its close relative, the Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota).
The larvae, which feed on low plants, overwinter in this stage, and pupate in May or June. The species inhabits gardens, waste ground, and woodland areas.
          http://ukmoths.org.uk/