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Small Mottled Willow
Spodoptera exigua (Hübner, 1808)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2385 / 73.087
Photo © Paul Kitchener,  30/10/2022 - Shottisham

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Pale Mottled Willow
Caradrina clavipalpis
Dark Mottled Willow
Spodoptera cilium
Forewing: 13-14mm.
Flight: Recorded all year. Mainly June-Oct.
Foodplant:   Dandelion, Groundsel, docks, Common Restharrow.
Red List:
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Status
Morley's Final Catalogue: Not recorded in the county during Morley's time. First county record was in 1938, at Iken (Mr. Garrett-Jones).

Recent Suffolk Status: Scarce immigrant. Recorded most years since 1999.

Life history: Multi-brooded. Most Suffolk records in late summer and in the autumn.

Identification: Small mottled willow rests with its wings wrapped around the body, unlike similar species.
Pale mottled willow has a much broader forewing, a row of black dots along the costa and part of the kidney mark is dark brown. Dark mottled willow also has broader wings and holds them flatter at rest.

Habitat: Mainly coastal locations, but does wander inland.

Recorded in 30 (52%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1938.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
27/10/2023125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
23/10/2023125TM25Wickham Market/Otley
21/10/2023125TM34Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
20/10/2023125TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
26/09/2023125TM23Felixstowe/Landguard Point
24/09/2023125TM34Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
10/09/2023126TM07Thelnetham/Redgrave
18/08/2023+25TM34Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
10/08/2023+25TM34Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
06/07/2023+25TM34Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
Further info: Spodoptera exigua
 
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