Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Immature stages

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Silver Y
Autographa gamma

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2441 / 73.015
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 70 (95%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 21.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/05/21127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
17/05/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
16/05/2022127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
16/05/2022127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
16/05/2022127TG14 - Sheringham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 13-21mm.
Flight: Recorded all year. Mainly May-Sept.
Foodplant:   Many plants including Stinging Nettle, Hedge Bedstraw, Clover, brassicas and legumes
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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