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Silver Y
Autographa gamma (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2441 / 73.015
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Plain Golden Y
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Forewing: 13-21mm.
Flight: 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 70 (101%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/07/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
04/07/2020228TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
04/07/2020228TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
04/07/2020228TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
04/07/2020127TG20 - Norwich
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