Dave Kennard

Dave Kennard

Posted on 12/16/2009


Photo taken on August 25, 2009


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Autographa gamma
Silver Y
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Silver Y (Autographa gamma)

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.

See it larger on my website: Silver Y (Autographa Gamma)

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