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2441 ~ Silver Y ~ Autographa gamma
UK Status

Migrant. Scattered records

Montgomeryshire Status

A migrant species that arrives here every year but numbers can fluctuate wildly depending on original influx numbers, subsequent breeding and the weather.

Wingspan :  M & F, 32-52mm.

Confusion species

Ni Moth, Plain Golden Y, Beautiful Golden Y, Scarce Silver Y, Scar Bank Gem, Essex Y and Dewick's Plusia.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Everywhere.

Foodplant

Low growing wild and cultivated plants.

Lifestage data

Survival through winter is probably rare. Larva spring-autumn. Initial larva from migrants. The population boosted by their offspring and regularly topped up by further influxes from the continent.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 12th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin
 
Photo by MDH, 12th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 29th Sept 2011, Commins Coch

Photo by GBC, 1st July 2017, Lake Vyrnwy