Erebidae : Erebinae
ABH BF

Photo © Stephen Youngs,  16/05/2014 - Thompson Water/ Peddars Way

Similar Norfolk Species: None
 
Mother Shipton
2462 Callistege mi
(Clerck, 1759) 72.084
Norfolk status
Local.
Grassland, heathland, meadows.
Day-flying moth, flying only in sunshine.
Mainly in the Brecks and north to the coast.
English name refers to the forewing markings, which appear to show an old lady or witch's head, refering to 'Old Mother Shipton', the 16th century Yorkshire witch!

Recorded in 40 (58%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Clovers, Trefoil, Black Medick and Lucerne other grasses
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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