Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2389 (ABH73.095) Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis (=Paradrina), (Scopoli, 1763)

KR09433

Earith
Earith
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Earith
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 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
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Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
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Earith
Earith
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Earith
Earith
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General Information

This species has distinct mottling to the forewing, with several dark dots along the leading edge.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 12-15mm.
Foodplant(s): cut grass, cereals, plantains (seeds) (Plantago spp.), Garden Pea (Pisum sativum)
Flying: Two generations, May-July and August-October
UK Presence: Immigrant, Possible Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Grassland, scrub, open woodland and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 89 (33%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in October 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 31 March to 11 November

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 09 January to 09 January

Similar Species
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Rustic Hoplodrina blanda
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Small Mottled Willow Spodoptera exigua


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5