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Silver Y, Heesch - head, Netherlands Found during the day on the far end of our sliding glass door that is an entry to the backyard. A moth classic that is abundant during the summer where it migrates from the south. It is known to be attracted to high nectar flowers of which lavender is one of the favorites, we happen to have lots of in the garden.<br />
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It is well known for its easy to recognize symbol on the wings. Named &quot;Y&quot; in english. In dutch we call it the &quot;Gamma owl&quot; as a reference to that latin character. An older dutch name is to simply call it &quot;the pistol&quot;.<br />
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Full body:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63629/silver_y_heesch_netherlands.html" title="Silver Y, Heesch, Netherlands"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/63629_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1600300810&Signature=P7CZIFkjTDaxAvgPe8DCf5bilns%3D" width="102" height="152" alt="Silver Y, Heesch, Netherlands Found during the day on the far end of our sliding glass door that is an entry to the backyard. A moth classic that is abundant during the summer where it migrates from the south. It is known to be attracted to high nectar flowers of which lavender is one of the favorites, we happen to have lots of in the garden.<br />
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It is well known for its easy to recognize symbol on the wings. Named &quot;Y&quot; in english. In dutch we call it the &quot;Gamma owl&quot; as a reference to that latin character. An older dutch name is to simply call it &quot;the pistol&quot;.<br />
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Macro of the head:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63631/silver_y_heesch_-_head_netherlands.html<br />
Closeup of the &quot;Y&quot;, &quot;Gamma&quot;, or &quot;Pistol&quot; whichever you see in it:<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63632/silver_y_heesch_-_wing_netherlands.html Autographa gamma,Europe,Heesch,Moth Week 2018,Moths,Netherlands,Silver Y,World" /></a></figure><br />
Closeup of the &quot;Y&quot;, &quot;Gamma&quot;, or &quot;Pistol&quot; whichever you see in it:<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63632/silver_y_heesch_-_wing_netherlands.html" title="Silver Y, Heesch - wing, Netherlands"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/63632_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1600300810&Signature=CxFuonZNOJLbbsm4D2HClyMKVOI%3D" width="104" height="152" alt="Silver Y, Heesch - wing, Netherlands Found during the day on the far end of our sliding glass door that is an entry to the backyard. A moth classic that is abundant during the summer where it migrates from the south. It is known to be attracted to high nectar flowers of which lavender is one of the favorites, we happen to have lots of in the garden.<br />
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It is well known for its easy to recognize symbol on the wings. Named &quot;Y&quot; in english. In dutch we call it the &quot;Gamma owl&quot; as a reference to that latin character. An older dutch name is to simply call it &quot;the pistol&quot;.<br />
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Macro of the head:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63631/silver_y_heesch_-_head_netherlands.html<br />
Full body:<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63629/silver_y_heesch_netherlands.html Autographa gamma,Europe,Heesch,Moth Week 2018,Moths,Netherlands,Silver Y,World" /></a></figure> Autographa gamma,Europe,Heesch,Moth Week 2018,Moths,Netherlands,Silver Y,World Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Silver Y, Heesch - head, Netherlands

Found during the day on the far end of our sliding glass door that is an entry to the backyard. A moth classic that is abundant during the summer where it migrates from the south. It is known to be attracted to high nectar flowers of which lavender is one of the favorites, we happen to have lots of in the garden.

It is well known for its easy to recognize symbol on the wings. Named "Y" in english. In dutch we call it the "Gamma owl" as a reference to that latin character. An older dutch name is to simply call it "the pistol".

Full body:

Silver Y, Heesch, Netherlands Found during the day on the far end of our sliding glass door that is an entry to the backyard. A moth classic that is abundant during the summer where it migrates from the south. It is known to be attracted to high nectar flowers of which lavender is one of the favorites, we happen to have lots of in the garden.<br />
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It is well known for its easy to recognize symbol on the wings. Named "Y" in english. In dutch we call it the "Gamma owl" as a reference to that latin character. An older dutch name is to simply call it "the pistol".<br />
<br />
Macro of the head:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63631/silver_y_heesch_-_head_netherlands.html<br />
Closeup of the "Y", "Gamma", or "Pistol" whichever you see in it:<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63632/silver_y_heesch_-_wing_netherlands.html Autographa gamma,Europe,Heesch,Moth Week 2018,Moths,Netherlands,Silver Y,World

Closeup of the "Y", "Gamma", or "Pistol" whichever you see in it:

Silver Y, Heesch - wing, Netherlands Found during the day on the far end of our sliding glass door that is an entry to the backyard. A moth classic that is abundant during the summer where it migrates from the south. It is known to be attracted to high nectar flowers of which lavender is one of the favorites, we happen to have lots of in the garden.<br />
<br />
It is well known for its easy to recognize symbol on the wings. Named "Y" in english. In dutch we call it the "Gamma owl" as a reference to that latin character. An older dutch name is to simply call it "the pistol".<br />
<br />
Macro of the head:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63631/silver_y_heesch_-_head_netherlands.html<br />
Full body:<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/63629/silver_y_heesch_netherlands.html Autographa gamma,Europe,Heesch,Moth Week 2018,Moths,Netherlands,Silver Y,World

    comments (4)

  1. Wow! Talking about sharpness, with seeing the facets in the eye, it doesn't get much better then this! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, Joost. This is about the maximum I can do with my setup as it is macro plus a deep crop. So for me it does not get better than this. But then there is this:

      Posted 2 years ago
  2. We have an "S" here... I wonder if anyone has an "E" Posted 2 years ago
    1. The S is also a moth? Posted 2 years ago

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The Silver Y is a migratory moth of the family Noctuidae which is named for the silvery Y-shaped mark on each of its forewings.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jul 25, 2018. Captured Jul 21, 2018 11:53.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm