May 2, 2010 in Uncategorized
Tomorrow we begin.
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September 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM
I think the ‘Silver y’ Moth you picture is more likely to be the ‘Golden y’ or ‘Beautiful Golden y’ due to the ‘y’ being broken and having a separate circle and being more ornate. FYI: Silver y is ‘Autographa gamma’. Plain Golden y is ‘Autographa jota’ and Beautiful Golden y is ‘Autographa pulchrina’ according to ‘British Moths and Butterflies’ by Chris Manley. In any case, it’s very attractive and I have the Silver y on my allotment in Portsmouth. Thanks, Jeanette.
September 17, 2012 at 10:08 AM
Hi Jeanette. Thanks for that. I think this may be a case of different species having the same common name in different places? NZ has a different moth fauna to Britain, and I cant find a reference to the species you suggest here.
But am I not 100 % sure we have got it right either. So, we are inspired to research the subject further and see if we can find someone local to confirm the species. Will keep you posted.
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