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Small Mottled Willow
Spodoptera exigua (Hübner, 1808)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2385 / 73.087
Photo © RAY ROCHE,  07/08/2015 - Ingoldisthorpe

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Similar Norfolk Species
Pale Mottled Willow
Caradrina clavipalpis
Forewing: 13-14mm.
Flight: Recorded all year. Mainly June-Oct.
Foodplant:   Dandelion, Groundsel, docks, Common Restharrow.
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status
Immigrant.
May occur at any time of year, most have occurred between June and October.
Holds its wings rolled around the body when at rest.

Recorded in 48 (70%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1903.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/08/2020227TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
28/08/2019127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
27/08/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
25/08/2019127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
01/08/2019128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
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