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  Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina  

B&F: 2442

ABH: 73.016

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Common.

Primary Habitat: Woodland.

Flight Period: Single brooded in June and July.

Observations: Generally historically this species was rather less common in the county than its congener the Plain Golden Y, (A. jota). Currently the reverse seems to apply and certainly this is borne out by the records from the static Pitsford Water light traps. Returns for the ten years from 2000 to 2009 show an overall total of one hundred and thirty-six Beautiful and one hundred and seven Plain Golden Y moths recorded.

Confusion Species: Plain Golden Y

L.O.N.: 1906. Several localities. Not uncommon.

First Record: 1842, Clark.