Family: Noctuidae Sub-family: Plusiinae
2441 * Silver Y * Autographa gamma
Wingspan: 30-40mm. Size and colour are very variable. Autographa gamma f.nigricans is black.
Flight time: May-October
Found in most coastal and inland habitats
Larvae feed on a wide range of wild and cultivated herbaceous plants including Nettles, Peas, Strawberry, bedstraws and clovers
Similar: Beautiful Golden Y, Plain Golden Y and Scarce Silver Y
Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. August 2010