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Mother Shipton
Callistege mi

(Clerck, 1759) 2462 / 72.084
=Callistege mi
=Euclidia mi

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in southern Britain, more local further north, the larva feeding on clover (Trifolium spp.), trefoil (Lotus spp.), medick (Medicago spp.) and related species. In Dorset, this day-flying moth ranges from locally common in unimproved dry grassland on chalky soils where common bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) occurs, to frequent in damp situations where greater bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus pendunculatus) grows. The following records refer to colonisation... Read More

Recorded in 31 (78%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1931.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 13-16mm
Flight: 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
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/2019+9SY69 Dorchester / Sydling
21/06/201919SY88 Wool / Lulworth
21/06/201919SY88 Wool / Lulworth
15/06/201929SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
10/06/201939SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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