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Mother Shipton
Callistege mi

(Clerck, 1759) 2462 / 72.084
=Euclidia mi

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!

(Note 2022 name change to Callistege mi)

Recorded in 55 (74%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
02/06/2024128TF74Holme NNR
29/05/2024127TG10Wymondham
27/05/2024127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
24/05/2024128TL88Two Mile Bottom / Jubilee Wood
24/05/2024128TF74Holme NNR
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses, including Cock's-foot, Purple Moor-grass and Common Reed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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