Autographa jota - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 2 August 2013
Autographa jota Larva


© Robin Howard

Autographa jota (Linnaeus, 1758)

Plain Golden Y
Le Iota

Wingspan: 39-45mm

A univoltine species on the wing from June to September. A frequent visitor to light, recorded from all sites. A species of various habitats although it appears most commonly in open woodland.

Larvae are polyphagous on herbaceous plants overwintering as a small larvae before pupating on the underside of a leaf on the foodplant.