Autographa jota

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Autographa jota
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Autographa
Species: A. jota
Binomial name
Autographa jota
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Phalaena jota
  • Phalaena protea
  • Noctua inscripta
  • Plusia percontationis
  • Chrysodeixis aurigutta
  • Plusia ancora
  • Plusia bartholomaeii
  • Plusia jota var. baltica
  • Phytometra iota var. gammaaurina

The Plain Golden Y (Autographa jota) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. The nominate form is found in Europe.[1] Subspecies Autographa jota anatolica is found in Southern Balkans, South-western Asia, Turkey, the Caucasus, North-western Iran.

The wingspan is 36–44 millimetres (1.4–1.7 in). The moth flies from June to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on the leaves of a wide range of plants, including Urtica, Lamium, Stachys, Galeopsis, Eupatorium cannabinum, Vaccinium myrtillus, Salvia and Senecio.[2]


There are two recognised subspecies:

  • Autographa jota anatolica (Southern Balkans, South-western Asia, Turkey, Caucasus, North-western Iran)
  • Autographa jota jota


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