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Mother Shipton
Callistege mi

(Clerck, 1759) 2462 / 72.084
=Callistege mi

Morley's Final Catalogue: In rough 'Suffolk' (Stephens, 1831) pastures; becoming local. Recently noticed at Belstead, Bentley Woods, Hogs Highland; Waldringfield, Aldeburgh, Monks Soham, Hopton, Lound, Bradwell, Belton, Burgh Castle; Lakenheath sandhills, Brandon and Tuddenham Fen.

Recent Suffolk status: Common across the County apart from the north-east where it seems to be absent.

Life history: Single-brooded in the summer. Day-flying.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Grassland, waste ground, road verges, heathland, wetlands.

Recorded in 41 (71%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/07/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
15/06/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
14/06/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
14/06/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
13/06/2023125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Forewing: 13-16mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses, including Cock's-foot, Purple Moor-grass and Common Reed
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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