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Pale Mottled Willow
Caradrina clavipalpis

(Scopoli, 1763) 2389 / 73.095
=Paradrina clavipalpis
Photo © Paul Holmes, Jun 2011,  Collingham

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Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Fairly widespread and frequently recorded from all five vice-counties. As elsewhere in Britain it appears to be associated with hay, both during harvesting and in storage.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county in two large broods though it can turn up at any time between February and November. Numbers may be augmented by immigration.

Recorded in 141 (71%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Mottled Rustic  |  Uncertain >
Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: May - July and August - October
Foodplant:   Plant seeds, mainly those of grasses including grain crops
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/11/2022161TA17 - Bempton
01/11/2022165SE29 - Catterick
31/10/2022162NZ61 - Guisborough
31/10/2022161TA07 - Hunmanby
30/10/2022161TA05 - Driffield
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