Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Silver Y
Autographa gamma

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2441 / 73.015

Norfolk status
Common immigrant.
Arrives in sufficient quantity each year to breed, but unable to over-winter in significant numbers. The moth is active by day and by night. Several generations occur, most frequent May - Sept.

Can turn up in thousands under the right conditions, especially at coastal migration watch-points. Recent research shows that Silver-Y flies at altitudes of up to 1.2km when migrating.

A tiny form f.gammina also occurs (please note in record comments)

Recorded in 69 (93%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
11/06/2024127TG42Eccles
09/06/2024227TM18New Buckenham
09/06/2024128TF63Snettisham
08/06/2024128TF70Cockley Cley
08/06/2024127TG31Upton
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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
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