Noctuidae : Plusiinae
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Silver Y
Autographa gamma
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Ni Moth
Trichoplusia ni

(Hübner, 1803) 2432 / 73.003

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not listed. The first county record was in 1958.

Recent Suffolk Status: Scarce immigrant. Not seen every year.

Life history: Larvae feed on a variety of herbaceous plants. Not known to have bred in Suffolk. Usually recorded August to October.

Identification: Superficially similar to Silver Y Autographa gamma although smaller and the 'Y' mark is usually broken.

Habitat: Mainly recorded in coastal locations.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 7 (12%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1958.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/04/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
03/09/2022125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
02/09/2022+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
23/08/2022+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
24/10/2017125TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 15-17mm.
Flight: Recorded all year. Mainly May-Oct.
Foodplant:   Sea Rocket, marigolds, Hawkweed, others
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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