Mother Shipton

Callistege miPhotoForewing length: 13 -16mm 

This small brown moth is named after the 17th Century Yorkshire mystic Mother Shipton, a likeness of whose hook-nosed face can be seen on each forewing. It can be mistaken for a butterfly as it flits from flower to flower in sunshine. 

Flight Period
May to July 

Laval Food plants
Clovers, Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil, Lucerne. 

Downland, grassland, verges. 

Wiltshire Status