Noctuidae: Plusiinae

09061 Plain Golden Y Autographa jota, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF2443 (ABH73.017)


General Information

This species is lighter and has a more brick-red appearance than the Beautiful Golden Y.


Pupates in a cocoon attached to the underside of a leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 17-21mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), White Dead-nettle (Lamium album), Red Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), Common Hogweed (Heracleum sphondylium), honeysuckles (Lonicera spp.), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, mid June-early August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, scrub, fens, grassland, heathland and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Silver Y Autographa gamma
nr. Borovets, Rila Mtns. 11th July 2016. MV trap.
nr. Borovets, Rila Mtns. 11th July 2016. MV trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Beautiful Golden Y Autographa pulchrina

Larva Type:
Green, yellow, white, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: