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Species Caradrina clavipalpis - Pale Mottled Willow - Hodges#9660.1

Noctuid 768 - Caradrina clavipalpis Pale Mottled Willow - Caradrina clavipalpis Moth at urban blacklight - Caradrina clavipalpis Moth at urban blacklight - Caradrina clavipalpis Maybe a Caradrina montana - Civil Rustic - Caradrina clavipalpis Caradrina clavipalpis  - Caradrina clavipalpis Orthosia hibisci vs Caradrina clavipalpis  - Caradrina clavipalpis Caradrina montana - Caradrina clavipalpis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Caradrinini
Subtribe Caradrinina
Genus Caradrina
Species clavipalpis (Pale Mottled Willow - Hodges#9660.1)
Hodges Number
9660.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phalaena clavipalpis Scopoli, 1763
Paradrina clavipalpis (Scopoli, 1763)
Caradrina (Paradrina) clavipalpis (Scopoli, 1763)
Phalaena grisea Hufnagel, 1766
Noctua 4-punctata Fabricius, 1775
Noctua quadripunctata Fabricius, 1775
Noctua cubicularis Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
Noctua leucoptera Thunberg, 1791
Caradrina pulverosa Walker, [1857]
Caradrina avicula Krulikovsky, 1909
Athetis clavipalpis f. mauretanica Draudt, 1934
Size
Wingspan 26-35 mm
Range
This is an Old World species found in Europe, North Africa, and parts of Asia. Apparently, it was recently introduced in North America.
Food
Larvae feed on various grains, including wheat and rye; peas; plantains; common chickweed.
Remarks
This is potentially a pest species.
See Also
See other Caradrina species. C. clavipalpis is browner than C. multifera or C. montana.
Print References
Pest Lepidoptera of Europe With Special Reference to the British Isles
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Works Cited
1.Pest Lepidoptera of Europe With Special Reference to the British Isles Series: Series Entomologica , Vol. 31
Carter, David J. 1984. Dordrecht ; Boston : W. Junk ; Hingham, MA : Distributor for the U.S. and Canada, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.The Barcode of Life Database (BOLD)