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Mother Shipton - Callistege mi

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 2462

This day-flying moth is named after Old Mother Shipton, a 16th century Yorkshire witch, due to the face on the fore-wing. It is found on a range of open, grassy habitats, including downland, heathland, low moorland, flower-rich hay meadows, woodland rides, verges and embankments. The larvae feed on various Clovers, Black Medick, Lucerne, Common Birdís-foot Trefoil, as well as Cockís-foot and other grasses.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

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More detailed information on this species can be found on the Hantsmoths website.

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