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Pale Mottled Willow
Caradrina clavipalpis (Scopoli, 1763)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2389 / 73.095
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  09/08/2019 - Peddars Way

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Spodoptera exigua
Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: Two generations May-July. Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Grass seeds.
Red List: LC (Least Concern)
Ex Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Distinct mottling to the forewing, with several dark dots along the leading edge.
Grassland, scrub, open woodland and gardens.
Widespread. (Immigrant)

Recorded in 66 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/10/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
23/10/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
18/10/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
16/10/2021127TG00 - Runhall/Barnham Broom
16/10/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
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