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Pale Mottled Willow
Caradrina clavipalpis (Scopoli, 1763)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2389 / 73.095
Photo © Ian Barber,  24/08/2023 Bedford

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Spodoptera exigua
Forewing: 12-15mm.
Flight: Two generations May-July. Aug-Oct.
Foodplant:   Grass seeds.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Bedfordshire status
Common resident

Verification Grade Comment: Acceptable flight time in county: 1 April to 15 November - a photo will be required if reported outside these dates

Recorded in 19 (86%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/10/2023130TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
07/10/2023130TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
06/10/2023230TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
01/10/2023130TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
24/09/2023230TL04 - Bedford (South), Kempston
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