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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)

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