Callistege mi - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 6 June 2009
Callistege mi Adult


© Alan Martin

Callistege mi (Clerck, 1759)

Mother Shipton
Le Mi

Wingspan: 30-34mm

Imago: Bivoltine, on the wing from May to September when it is a rare visitor to light and only occasionally encountered during the day. It has only been recorded from the Causse.

Larva: Feeds on Medicago, Genista, Vicia, Trifolium etc. before overwintering as a pupa in a cocoon at the base of grass plants.