Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Silver Y
Autographa gamma

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2441 / 73.015

A very common migrant.

Found almost anywhere.

Overwintering is rare. Adults fly during the day and come readily to light.

Recorded in 131 (94%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
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
Nat 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
17/11/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
10/11/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
08/11/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
06/11/20193VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
05/11/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85

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