A Beautiful Golden Y

I caught a Beautiful Golden Y in my trap the other day

A very attractively marked moth

It is a resident and common moth – its caterpillars feed on a variety of herbaceous plants including nettles, ragwort and honeysuckle.

As this picture shows it is closely related to the Silver Y which is an immigrant moth which in some summers can arrive in Britain from the Continent in huge numbers

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