Autographa gamma

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Author(s): Olaf Leillinger
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Autographa gamma (Linnaeus) - (silver Y-moth)

This moth s found in Europe and Mediterranean countries, with regular, seasonal migrations. It is highly polyphagous and lives on wild plants, attacking neighbouring crops like beet, potato, cereals, flax, hemp, vegetables and nursery plants. Populations can reach high densities when adults swarm and invade fields. This species is also a quarantine pest in North America.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.

Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Gammaeule
• English: silver Y-moth
beetworm
• Español: noctuido gamma
• Français: noctuelle gamma


Synonyms:
Scotia gamma
Phytometra gamma
Plusia gamma