A single Silver Y

Most trap was again dominated by Large Yellow Underwings but there was a single Silver Y in the trap. This species is a migrant which breeds in southern Europe and North Africa and then migrates north through Europe to Britain and even as far north as Iceland.

The Latin name for the Silver Y is Autographa gamma – gamma being the Greek letter Y. An autographa is the original parchment that a Biblical manuscript was written on.

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