Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09433 Pale Mottled Willow Caradrina clavipalpis (=Paradrina), (Scopoli, 1763)

BF2389 (ABH73.095)


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:


Grassland, scrub, open woodland and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Rustic Hoplodrina blanda
Small Mottled Willow Spodoptera exigua

Larva Type:
Brown, grey, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: