Pale Mottled Willow - Caradrina clavipalpis
Wingspan 26-35 mm. This moth shows a distinct mottling to the forewing, with several dark dots along the leading edge, and very white hind wings.
Grassland, farmland and gardens
It flies mainly between July and September, but can be found earlier or later in the year.
The caterpillars live on the grain of various cereal crops, including those that have been harvested.
A fairly common species over much of the British Isles.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015