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Silver Y
Autographa gamma (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2441 / 73.015
Photo © Peter Tilley

Similar Norfolk Species
Ni Moth
Trichoplusia ni
Plain Golden Y
Autographa jota
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
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 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
14/10/2019127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
12/10/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
11/10/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
10/10/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
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