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Ghost Moth
Hepialus humuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Photo © Stephen Youngs,  04/07/2014 - Hethersett

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Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: M 21-29mm. F 21-35mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses, Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
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 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
31/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
25/07/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
23/07/2021+28TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
22/07/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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