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2441 ~ Silver Y ~ Autographa gamma
UK Status

Migrant. Scattered records

Montgomeryshire Status

A species that breeds here every year but numbers vary from scarce to abundant depending on original influx numbers 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)




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