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Pale Mottled Willow
Caradrina clavipalpis (Scopoli, 1763)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2389 / 73.095
Photo © John And Judy Geeson

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Small Mottled Willow
Spodoptera exigua
Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: Two generations May-July. Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Grass seeds.
Nat 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 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/10/2019127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
21/10/2019127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
20/10/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
17/10/2019127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
13/10/2019128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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