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Small Mottled Willow
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Pale Mottled Willow
Caradrina clavipalpis

(Scopoli, 1763) 2389 / 73.095
=Paradrina clavipalpis

A fairly common resident.

Found in grassland, farmland and in urban gardens.

Overwinters as a larva while adults come to light and sugar and also visit flowers.

Note the black dots on the leading edge of the wing and the white dots around the kidney mark are distinctive.

Recorded in 95 (68%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: May - July and August - October
Foodplant:   Grass seeds
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Mottled Rustic  |  Uncertain >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/10/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
19/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
13/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
13/10/20192VC36 - HerefordshireSO34
12/10/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO74

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