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Mother Shipton
Euclidia mi

(Clerck, 1759) 72.084/2462
=Callistege 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!

Recorded in 46 (67%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/05/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
14/05/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
13/05/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
31/07/2018327TM18 - Diss
14/07/2018128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Season: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Clovers, Trefoil, Black Medick and Lucerne other grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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