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Silver Y

Upperside

  • Brown or silver-grey moth with a metallic sheen with a distinctive (upside down) silver ‘Y’ marking on its forewing
  • Underside hidden except when moth is flying
Size

Small/Medium

Distribution

Throughout Britain and Ireland

Habitat

A common migrant that can occur anywhere from the coast to urban gardens, active during the day, as well as at night, hovering by flowers to drink nectar

 

Similar Species

Beautiful Golden Y and Plain Golden Y have a break in the 'Y' shaped mark on the upperside


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