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Silver Y (Autographa gamma)

The Silver Y (Autographa gamma) is named for the marking on its wings, which looks like the latin letter Y or the Greek letter γ.


It is a medium sized migratory moth, resident in parts of North Africa and the Mediterranean, migrating as far north as Greenland. The Silver Y flies both during the day and at night, and can often be seen feeding from flowers around dusk.


The Silver Y larvae feed on low growing plants, including crops, and so can be considered a pest by farmers.


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Taken on August 25, 2009