Paradrina clavipalpis - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 14 June 2010
Paradrina clavipalpis Adult


© Robin Howard

Paradrina clavipalpis (Scopoli, 1763)

Pale Mottled Willow
La Noctuelle des jachéres

Wingspan: 26-34mm

A trivoltine species flying from March to June and again in the late summer and autumn. Recorded from mv traps at Las Descargues and also from the Causse.

The larva feeds on the seeds of various grasses, overwintering underground as a larva.