Sunday 16 June 2019

Mother Shipton

We had a wander round at Ynyslas this morning and saw lots of 6-spot Burnet and Cinnabar (adults and small larvae). Also a couple of Pyrausta despicata, a Diamond-back, and 2 Mother Shipton. Old Mother Shipton was a 16th century Yorkshire witch and the markings on forewing of the moth are said to resemble her profile, with a conspicuous eye and hooked nose.
Tony and Ina

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