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72.084 [B&F: 2462] Mother Shipton (Euclidia mi) (Clerck, 1759)

 

Common in open grassland, heathland, moorland, woodland rides and roadside verges throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight this diurnal species is locally fairly common on downland, in rough grassland and waste places where clovers and trefoils or lucerne occur. Wingspan 30-34 mm. Day-flying. Named after old Mother Shipton, a 16th-century Yorkshire witch. Larva feeds on White Clover, Red Clover, Hare's-foot Clover, Black Medick, Lucerne and Common Bird's-foot Trefoil, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
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Phenology - Adult Records

Max records: 230
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Phenology - Larval Records

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