The Gold Spangle (Autographa bractea) is a species of moth in the Noctuidae family.
A medium sized Noctuid moth, it has a shape typical of that of other members of the Plusiinae subfamily. This species has a brown-gold forewing, with an orange head and a lighter patch near the outer edge of the wing. There is a large, gold mark at the centre of forewing, in a similar position as the Y in a Silver Y, but is a broad 's' shape. This species flies from July till August.
Range & HabitatEdit
This species is widespread in Scotland, Wales, and N England. This species inhabits wastelands and moors, but does sometimes turn up in gardens.