Autographa bractea Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Lepidoptera Family: Noctuidae Genus: Autographa Species: A. bractea Binomial name Autographa bractea
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
- Plusia bractea
- Phytometra bractea
- Noctua bractea
- Phalaena securis
The Gold Spangle (Autographa bractea) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in Europe, across Western Siberia and the Altai Mountains, the Northern Caucasus, Northern Turkey and Northern Iran.
The moth flies from July to August depending on the location, and migrates long distances. The larvae feed on a wide range of plants including Hieracium, Tussilago farfara, Plantago, Crepis paludosa, Taraxacum, Urtica, Lamium, Stachys and Eupatorium cannabinum.
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