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Photo © Peter Kitchener,  Narborough. May 2008

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 2013.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/07/2013+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
25/06/2013128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
21/06/2013128TF91 - Dereham
21/06/2013228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
16/06/2013127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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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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