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Scarce Silver Y
Syngrapha interrogationis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2447 / 73.021

General comments:
Immigrant.

Although the Scarce Silver Y is resident in north-west Britain, examples recorded in the south-east are generally regarded as immigrants from the European mainland. We have four records only, all within Hertfordshire: Cheshunt Street, 'once' (Boyd, 1901); Tring, one taken by A. L. Goodson on 19 August 1960 (Bell, 1962);Rye Meads RSPB reserve, 2nd September 2009; and Berkhamsted, 8th July 2017. The year of the Cheshunt Street example is unclear.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (10%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2017.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/07/2017120SP90 - Berkhamsted
02/09/2008420TL31 - Hertford
19/08/1960120SP91 - Tring
1900120TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
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Forewing: 15-18mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Heather, Billberry and Bog Bilbery
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Former Status: Local (Immigrant)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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