Mother Shipton

Euclidia mi (72.084)

The Mother Shipton is a day-flying moth that is usually seen taking short, rapid flights in bright sunshine during May and June. It's name refers to the markings on is forewings which look a bit like an old lady or witch.

It occurs in a range of habitats from wasteland, woodland rides to heathland but is most numerous on railway embankments and disused quarries and spoilbanks.

Please note: From February 2023 all sightings records should be submitted via the iRecord Butterflies app available via the iTunes or Google Store. Find out more here: iRecord at Butterfly Conservation.