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Ghost Moth
Hepialus humuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hepialidae
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Photo © Ed Parnell,  Female, Wymondham 7/7/15

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: M 21-29mm. F 21-35mm.
Season: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses, Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Common.
Male white (Re English name "Ghost")
Female yellow, marked with orange.
Largest of our Swift moths.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
06/08/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
01/08/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
29/07/2019128TF91 - Dereham
24/07/2019128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
Further info: Hepialus humuli
 
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