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Ghost Moth
Hepialus humuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hepialidae
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Photo © Carl Chapman,  Northrepps 24/05/2014

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: M 21-29mm. F 21-35mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses, Herbaceous plants.
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB 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 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/06/2022128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
23/06/2022128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
22/06/2022128TF51 - Tilney/Wiggenhall
17/06/2022128TF90 - Watton/Shipdham
Further info: Hepialus humuli
 
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