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Small Mottled Willow
Spodoptera exigua (Hübner, 1808)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2385 / 73.087
Photo © Mike McCarthy,  Taverham 21/08/15

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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
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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