Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis


Family Noctuidae » Subfamily Xyleninae » Caradrina clavipalpis (Scopoli, 1763) 73.095 (BF2389)
Wingspan 26-35 mm. A delicately marked, mottled moth with dark spots along the leading edge of the forewing, and kidney-markings variably edged in pale dots. The larva feeds on the grain of various cereal crops, including stored produce. The adult flies July and September, and is found in grassland, farmland and urban gardens. Resident and suspected immigrant. Fairly common and widespread.


Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis

Caught in moth trap, back garden, South Staffordshire. 20th July 2017. Photos © Peter Hillman.