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Silver Y

By WildLight  
The Silver Y (Autographa gamma) is a migratory moth of the family Noctuidae which is named for the silvery Y-shaped mark on each of its forewings.

The Silver Y is a medium-sized moth with a wingspan of 30 to 45 mm. The wings are intricately patterned with various shades of brown and grey providing excellent camouflage. In the centre of each forewing there is a silver-coloured mark shaped like a letter Y or a Greek letter Gamma. There are several different forms with varying colours depending on the climate in which the larvae grow.

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Tags: Macro Beautiful Moth Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

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Digicat 12 127
11 Oct 2007 1:29PM
spot on - hope you've kept the twig for a buff tip too Smile never knew that re the y - interesting thanks

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KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 175 England
11 Oct 2007 1:32PM
A gorgeous moth, you've caught the details perfectly!
TattySnapper 13 10 England
11 Oct 2007 1:37PM
Good sharpness and colours

andyatkins 12 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2007 1:52PM
Love those vivid browns, and focusing looks spot-on. Good work.
AnneWorner 12 620 43 United States
11 Oct 2007 2:22PM
It's coloring is very interesting. Nice shot.
MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
22 Oct 2007 6:58PM
That's a stunning shot, Joe Smile

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