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Mother Shipton
Callistege mi (Clerck, 1759)
Erebidae: Erebinae
2462 / 72.084
Photo © Ian Andrews,  SE650609:Strensall Common

Similar Yorkshire Species: None
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

Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Found in scattered localities in the east of the County, favouring habitats such as railway embankments and rough grassland. It is also now becoming more widespread in the centre of Yorkshire.

2012 (CHF): Day-flying in open grassy places. Quite local in the county with very few records in VC65. We normally receive 10-20 records per year.

Recorded in 108 (54%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1846.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2023163SE31 -  Wakefield (S)
18/06/2023164SE15 - Blubberhouses
18/06/2023161SE64 - Wheldrake
18/06/2023+63SK48 - Killamarsh
18/06/2023+61TA03 - Beverley (S) / Cottingham
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