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Ghost Moth
Hepialus humuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
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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 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2020228TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
30/06/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
30/06/2020127TG51 - Winterton/Caister
30/06/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
26/06/2020+27TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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