Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Autographa bractea [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Gold Spangle

Family: Noctuidae
Checklist Number: 73.018

A rather striking but scarce species reported a number of times in recent years. Flies in July and August and may be found in a variety of habitats

Caterpillars feed upon a wide range of herbaceous plants which includes common nettle Urtica dioica, white dead-nettle Lamium album and honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum

Autographa bractea
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