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Unrecognised moth

Observed: 11th August 2009 By: rb
moth 1
moth 2

I've searched through my reference books but can't find this moth which was flying and feeding at approx 4pm.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Silver Y (Autographa gamma) interacts


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Silver Y moth?

Although you can't clearly make out the Y marking, it looks a lot like the Silver Y moth, or a close relative. There seem to be lots of these around at the moment and they are happy to fly from flower to flower all day long, even in bright sunshine. They move quite quickly when disturbed. Your pictures certainly look like the moths in this observation: http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/3118