Noctuidae : Plusiinae
ABH BF

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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 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2015+28TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
30/06/2015227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
29/06/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
29/06/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
28/06/2015427TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2015

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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