|Silver Y Moth (Autographa gamma)|
Today's title will be quite confusing as it says Superbly Silver Y-Moth. Now what I actually mean is Super Silver Y-Moths. It's just a funny play on words. :-) So, yes today's post is on a Moth with one of my favourite colours in its name and also one of my favourite letters.
So, here are the facts:
|A bugs eye view of one I found in our garden|
- Looking at the population map they are one of the most widespread moths that I ever seen in my blog.
- That's quite a feat for an immigrant moth but they are the UK's most common immigrant moth.
- They migrate from Europe usually in two waves one in the spring and the second in the late summer.
- They are seen mostly in the South, but in the North and Scotland it gets less common.
- They are seen most commonly flying from April to October so we will be seeing the last of them for this year in a couple of weeks. :-(
|Resting on a leaf at Nosterfield|
- The Wildlife Trust actually says that they are seen throughout the whole year, I'm guessing that's less commonly though.
- From when they're seen to where they're seen, The Wildlife Trust state pretty much everywhere in the UK.
- You probably will be wondering why they are called the Silver Y-Moth. Well, it's because on their brown back there is a Silver-Y.
- For one of the first times ever, I will tell you what the adult life span is. Well, they are only seen for 3 to 4 weeks. :-(
- The Larvae feed on nettle leaves and the adults eat nectar, the same as all Butterflies and Moths.
Here are some links to some more information:
Hope you enjoyed,