Pale Mottled Willow - Caradrina clavipalpis

    Alt Name
    Paradrina 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.

    Identification difficulty

    Grassland, farmland and gardens

    When to see it

    It flies mainly between July and September, but can be found earlier or later in the year.

    Life History

    The caterpillars live on the grain of various cereal crops, including those that have been harvested.

    UK Status

    A fairly common species over much of the British Isles.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    73.095 BF2389

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map