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Autographa pulchrina (Haworth, 1809) Species

Last modified: May 7, 2024, 12:22 p.m.

A rather rare species throughout Belgium.

This species is considered Endangered according to the IUCN Red List category for Flanders 2023.


Family: Noctuidae > Subfamily: Plusiinae > Tribus: Plusiini > Genus: Autographa > Species: Autographa pulchrina
Vernacular names
Donkere jota-uil (NL), Beautiful Golden Y (EN), Le V d'or (FR), Ziest-Silbereule (DE)
Autographa v-aureum (Guenée, 1852)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1871. Assemblée mensuelle du 5 août 1871. — Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 14: xlvii. On page xlvii (as P.[lusia] V-aureum). view page




Wingspan 35–40 mm.

Museum specimens

Specimens in nature


It hibernates as a larva and pupates in a cocoon formed in a folded leaf of the food plant.
The adults come to light.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year: from early May till late July.
When conditions are favourable, a partial second generation may occur during August and September.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Stachys sylvatica and Senecio jacobaea
Host plant (genera):
Urtica and Lonicera
Herbaceous plants

The larva lives on a wide variety of herbaceous plants including: Urtica, Stachys sylvatica, Senecio jacobaea and Lonicera.

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