Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Ben Sale,  Bishops Stortford Cemetery, Hertfordshire (09/05/21)

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Pale Mottled Willow
Caradrina clavipalpis

(Scopoli, 1763) 2389 / 73.095
=Paradrina clavipalpis

General comments:
Ubiquitous. Resident and regular immigrant.

With a total of 17,852 records across both counties (to the end of 2022), the Pale Mottled Willow ranks in the top five most frequently encountered moths here. Numbers are boosted in most years by primary immigration.

Recorded in 36 (88%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

< Lorimer's Rustic  |  Uncertain >

List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/10/2023120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
20/10/2023120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
19/10/2023120TL31 - Hertford
18/10/2023120TL31 - Hertford
17/10/2023121TQ28 - Hendon / Hampstead / Camden
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Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: Two generations May-July. Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Grass seeds
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Weeks]
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