Erebidae: Erebinae

2462 (ABH72.084) Mother Shipton Euclidia mi (=Callistege), (Clerck, 1759)

KR08967

Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
2nd June 2009
2nd June 2009
 Photo © Kevin Royles
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell


General Information

The vernacular name of this species 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.

 

Pupates between grass stems or in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 13-16mm.
Foodplant(s): clovers (Trifolium spp.), Lucerne (Medicago sativa), Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), Black Medick (Medicago lupulina), Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), grasses
Flying: One generation, early May-early July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Grassland, heathland and meadows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 53 (19.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 April to 29 June



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, yellow, white, pink
No. of Proleg Pairs:
3