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Mother Shipton
Euclidia mi (Clerck, 1759)
Erebidae: Erebinae
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Photo © Mike Gough,  Holt Lowes 20/06/2012

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Clovers, Trefoil, Black Medick and Lucerne other grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
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 51 (74%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/2020227TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
27/06/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
14/06/2020127TM28 - Harleston
13/06/2020327TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
13/06/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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