Mother Shipton in Northampton

Bradlaugh Fields Hills & Hollows early June

Spotted in the Hills and Hollows this week, mother shipton, so called because of the wing pattern which resembles a witchy face in profile, is a characteristic species of meadows and good grassland. It is a day-flying moth on the wing between May and July, according to my Collins Pocket Guide by Michael Chinery. The larvae feed on clovers, black medick, bird’s foot trefoil, as well as cocksfoot and other grasses.

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