The Moths of Suffolk
2444 Gold Spangle, Autographa bractea, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Rare immigrant/vagrant (SMP Status 3)

Flight Period : Single-brooded; flying July to early August

Larval foodplants : Various herbaceous plants; including Common Nettle, White Dead-nettle, Ground-ivy

Records : Thorpeness (SMG, 23.vii.1999)

Comments : Resident in north-western areas of Britain

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not listed as Suffolk

Wingspan details : Forewing 18-21mm, Wingspan 40-50mm


Confusion species
    AdultScarce Burnished Brass, Diachrysia chryson

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Thorpeness Golf Course, Suffolk (vii.1999) © N Sherman

Flight chart

Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Lynachlaggan, Inverness-shire (28.vii.2006) © Matthew Deans
Tromiebridge Meadow, Inverness-shire (16.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans
Invertromie Insh Marshes RSPB Reserve, Inverness-shire (23.vii.2011) © Neil Sherman