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Silver Y (Autographa gamma)

Silver Y (Autographa gamma)
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Copyright: Siegfried Potrykus (siggi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-08
Categories: Insects
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-21 2:18
Viewed: 1417
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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.(Wikipedia)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-21 8:22]

Hi Siggi,perfect capture of the side B of this common moth,especially in the late summer.The sharpness is fantastic,not easy to take so well because very nervous,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

hallo Siegfried
very nice picture with good light and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Siegfried,

No doubt an attractive species! Against such well BG and nice composition this well detailed skipper looks beautiful. Good work....
Thanks for sharing,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-10-25 9:41]

Hi Siegfried,
Nice close-up of this moth. Excellent detail and focus.
Regards Jiri.

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