Thursday, 31 May 2012

Silver Y moth

I found this Silver Y moth Autographa gamma on one of our netted cloches. Its easily identifiable due to the y's on it's wings and it's a very common migrant from Europe in Spring and Autumn.

The moth takes nectar from flowers, but of course the caterpillars enjoys tucking into brassica and garden peas as well as nettles - well, hopefully this one's babies will stick to nettles... ho hum...

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