Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Pale Mottled Willow
Caradrina clavipalpis

(Scopoli, 1763) 2389 / 73.095
=Paradrina clavipalpis

Morley's Final Catalogue: Common at light from Ipswich to Mildenhall and Gorleston; larvae abundant beside the Waveney at Beccles in 1892.

Recent Suffolk status: Very common. Resident populations boosted by immigration.

Life history: Double-brooded. Can be found into November in Suffolk.

Identification: There are many similar species. Main features to look for are white spots around the dark kidney mark, black spots along the costa and dark shading in the outer part of the forewing.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 50 (86%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
28/06/2024125TM14 - Ipswich
27/06/2024125TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
26/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/06/2024125TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
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Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: Two generations May-July. Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Grass seeds
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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