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Mother Shipton
Euclidia mi (Clerck, 1759)
Erebidae: Erebinae
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Photo © Amy Green,  Weeting 09/06/08

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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
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 51 (74%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/06/2021128TL88 - Thetford
12/06/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
11/06/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
11/06/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
10/06/2021127TM29 - Newton Flotman/Hempnall
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