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932265 – 9660.1   Caradrina clavipalpis (Scopoli, 1763)
             Pale Mottled Willow Moth

© 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.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Phalaena clavipalpis Scopoli, 1763
Caradrina avicula Krulikovsky, 1909
Noctua cubicularis [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Phalaena grisea Hufnagel, 1766
Noctua leucoptera Thunberg, 1791
Athetis mauretanica Draudt, 1934
Noctua milleri Schultz, 1862
Caradrina pulverosa Walker, [1857]
Noctua quadripunctata Fabricius, 1775
Taxonomic Notes: Caradrina clavipalpis: 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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