Noctuidae: Plusiinae

2432 (ABH73.003) Ni Moth Trichoplusia ni, (Hübner, [1803])



General Information

This species resembles the more frequent Silver Y but has a more ornately-marked, light brown forewing with the central mark usually, but not always, broken into two.

Overwinters as Doesn't overwinter in the UK.
Both sexes come to light.
Often found feeding during day

Forewing length: 15-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Sea Rocket (Cakile maritima), Marigold (Calendula officinalis), hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.), Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), herbaceous plants
Flying: All year (mostly May-October)
UK Presence: Immigrant
National status: Uncommon/Rare

Regional Information

Recorded in 1 (0.4%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 1992

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 July to 28 August

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Silver Y Autographa gamma
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
Freudenstadt, Germany, August 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Scarce Silver Y Syngrapha interrogationis

Larva Type:
Green, blue, white, black, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: