Noctuidae: Plusiinae

2441 (ABH73.015) Silver Y Autographa gamma, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR09056

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Ex larva, from Comfrey, Great Staughton
Ex larva, from Comfrey, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
On Comfrey, Great Staughton
On Comfrey, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
On Comfrey, Great Staughton
On Comfrey, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey, August 2013. Early prepupa
Hemingford Grey, August 2013. Early prepupa
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

It is believed that this species can sometimes overwinter in the UK.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 13-21mm.
Foodplant(s): plants and shrubs
Flying: All year (mostly May-September)
UK Presence: Immigrant, Possible Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

As an immigrant, almost anywhere.

Regional Information

Recorded in 204 (75.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 10 April to 14 December

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 16 June to 11 September

Recorded date range (Pupa): 19 July to 19 July

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Old Weston, June 2010
 Photo © Kevin Royles
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Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
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Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
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Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, yellow, white, grey, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
3