The striking Mother Shipton moth (Callistege mi) is named after a prophetess (sometimes regarded as a witch) called Old Mother Shipton, who according to legends was born during a thunderstorm in a Yorkshire cave in 1488. Old Mother Shipton is described as having a long, crooked nose and a big, pointed chin. The moth was named after Mother Shipton because the markings on its forewings are thought to resemble her face - they do look just like a cartoon witch! A day-flying moth, it is on the wing from May to early July.
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