Dave Kennard

Dave Kennard

Posted on 12/19/2009


Photo taken on August 25, 2009


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Owlet Moths
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Autographa gamma
Silver Y
Lepidoptera
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Silver Y (Autographa gamma) Moth

Silver Y (Autographa gamma) Moth
Moths use their proboscis like a straw, to suck up fluids (normally nectar). When not in use the proboscis coils up between the moth's palps.

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 normally feeds from flowers, and can often be seen around dusk, though also flies both during the day and at night.

Larger version available on my website: Silver Y (Autographa gamma) Moth

I also wrote a blog post about trying to photograph the Silver Y moth: Silver Y Moth (Autographa gamma)

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