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Silver Y
Autographa gamma (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Plusiinae
2441 / 73.015
Photo © Oliver Wadsworth

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Trichoplusia ni
Plain Golden Y
Autographa jota
Forewing: 13-21mm
Flight: Recorded all year. Mainly May - September
Foodplant:   Many plants including Stinging Nettle, Hedge Bedstraw, Clover, brassicas and legumes.
Red List:
GB status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A very common migrant.

Found almost anywhere.

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

Recorded in 132 (94%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
26/11/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
25/11/2022239SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
19/11/2022139SK22 - Burton-on-Trent
19/11/2022139SO99 - Tipton/Wolverhampton
16/11/2022139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
Further info: Autographa gamma
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