Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Photo © Paul Harris,  typical example next to the dwarf f.gammina

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Silver Y
Autographa gamma

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2441 / 73.015

Davey, P., 2009: A regular and often abundant immigrant to southern Britain, less so further north, the polyphagous larva feeding on a wide range of herbaceous plants and vegetables. The moth is active by day and by night. In Dorset, the moth occurs everywhere and has been trapped in every month, although numbers vary greatly from year to year depending on the size and northward extent of immigration from north Africa into Europe during the spring months. Resident broods tend to become... Read More

Recorded in 42 (105%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-21mm
Flight: Recorded all year. Mainly May - September
Foodplant:   Many plants including Stinging Nettle, Hedge Bedstraw, Clover, brassicas and legumes
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
30/12/2019+9SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
29/12/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
28/12/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
08/12/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
28/11/201919ST61 Sherborne

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