Mother Shipton (Euclidia mi)

This moth is named after a 16th witch who lived in Yorkshire and if you look at the pattern on the wing you can see the witch’s face!  It flies from early May to early July and only flies for short distances, when it’s sunny.  It particularly likes to nectar on the flowers of Oxeye Daisy and Red Clover, and Clover, Black Medick and Bird’s-  foot Trefoil are the food plants of the larva.

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