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Silver Y
Autographa gamma
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Autographa pulchrina
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Plain Golden Y
Autographa jota

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2443 / 73.017

A fairly common resident across the region.

Found in a wide range of habitats.

Overwinters as a small larva, the adults being attracted to light.

Recorded in 111 (79%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO58
30/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO58
29/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
29/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
29/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO28

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