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Silver Y
Autographa gamma (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2441 / 73.015
Photo © Dave Jones,  01/08/2018 - Stoke Holy Cross

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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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
28/07/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
28/07/2021227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
28/07/2021627TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
27/07/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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