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Pale Mottled Willow
Caradrina clavipalpis (Scopoli, 1763)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2389 / 73.095
Photo © Stephen Youngs,  20/09/2020 - Hethersett

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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 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/05/2021228TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
09/05/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
09/05/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
07/05/2021128TF52 - Terrington
31/03/2021127TG20 - Norwich
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