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Small Mottled Willow
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Pale Mottled Willow
Caradrina clavipalpis

(Scopoli, 1763) 2389 / 73.095
=Paradrina clavipalpis

Davey, P., 2009: An unimproved grassland and unimproved arable species in Britain, the larva feeding on the seeds of grasses (Poaceae spp.) and the seeds of cereal crops such as wheat, rye, oats and barley. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and frequent, and has been trapped in every month except December and January. It is locally common in unimproved grassland and most often recorded in coastal areas. The species was undoubtedly abundant on arable in the days before toxins were applied to... Read More

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: May - July and August - October
Foodplant:   Grass seeds
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Clancy's Rustic | Uncertain >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
09/11/201919SY98 Wareham
08/11/201919SY98 Wareham
06/11/201919SY98 Wareham
23/10/201919SY49 Bridport
17/10/201919SY98 Wareham

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