Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Immature stages

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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 68 (99%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/11/2018127TG20 - Norwich
23/11/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
23/11/2018128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
22/11/2018127TG33 - Bacton
18/11/2018228TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
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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
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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