Seq # 701020010

Euclidia mi (Clerck, 1759) Species

Last modified: Sept. 15, 2023, 12:48 p.m.

A fairly common species throughout Belgium. Numbers vary much over the years.


Family: Erebidae > Subfamily: Erebinae > Tribus: Euclidiini > Genus: Euclidia > Subgenus: Callistege > Species: Euclidia mi
Vernacular names
Mi-vlinder (NL), Mother Shipton (EN), Le Mi (FR), Scheck-Tageule (DE)
First mention in Belgium
De Sélys-Longchamps E. 1844. Énumération des insectes Lépidoptères de la Belgique. — Mémoires de la Société royale des Sciences de Liége 2: 1–35. On page 14.




Museum specimens

Specimens in nature



Hibernates as a pupa in a cocoon formed among grass blades or just beneath the ground. The adults are active during the day.

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Flight periods

The adults fly in one generation a year; from late April till late July. Sometimes a partial second generation occurs till late August.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Phragmites australis

The larva lives on various species of herbaceous plants including Trifolium, Lotus, Medicago and different species of Gramineae like Dactylis glomerata.

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