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932265.009660.1Caradrina 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.)
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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