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Small Mottled Willow
Spodoptera exigua (Hübner, 1808)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2385 / 73.087
Photo © Patrick Clement,  To light, Halesowen, July 26th 2006

Similar West Midlands Species
Pale Mottled Willow
Caradrina clavipalpis
Forewing: 13-14mm
Flight: Recorded all year. Mainly June - October
Foodplant:   Dandelion, Groundsel, docks, Common Restharrow
Nat Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2

An uncommon migrant. It could turn up almost anywhere and in varying numbers from year to year. Comes to light and also visits flowers like Ivy and Buddleia.

Recorded in 37 (26%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1948.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2019137SO86 - Droitwich Spa
02/09/2019137SO86 - Droitwich Spa
29/08/2019136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
24/03/2019137SO72 - Poolhill
21/04/2018137SO86 - Droitwich Spa
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