Noctuidae : Plusiinae
ABH BF

Photo © Kevin Leighton,  29/05/2012 - Stow Bardolph

Similar Norfolk Species
Ni Moth
Trichoplusia ni
Plain Golden Y
Autographa jota
 
Silver Y
Autographa gamma

(Linnaeus, 1758) 73.015/2441
Norfolk status
Common immigrant.
Breeds every summer, but winter survival rare. Several generations, most frequest May - Sept.
Can turn up in thousands under the right conditions, especially at coastal migration watch-points.
Recent research shows the Silver-Y flies at altitudes of up to 1.2km when migrating!

Recorded in 69 (100%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 15.
Last Recorded in 2016.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/05/2016128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/05/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
20/05/2016127TG14 - Sheringham
19/05/2016128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
19/05/2016127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 13-21mm.
Season: Recorded all year. Mainly May-Sept.
Foodplant:   Many plants including Stinging Nettle, Hedge Bedstraw, Clover, brassicas and legumes
Nat Status: Immigrant
 Immature Adult
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