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932265.009660.1Caradrina clavipalpis – Pale Mottled Willow Moth – (Scopoli, 1763)

Jay Greenberg
Similar Species: Without genitalia examination it's probably not possible to distinguish absolutely between Caradrina clavipalpis and Caradrina multifera, but C. multifera tends not to have reddish areas on the wing and the white satellite spots around the reniform are more obscure.
Taxonomic Notes: Introduced from Europe and reported from New York City, Rochester, NY., and Newburyport Massachusetts.
Caradrina clavipalpis
Bo Zaremba
Caradrina clavipalpis
29mm - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.

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