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Ghost Moth
Hepialus humuli

(Linnaeus, 1758) 14 / 3.005

Morley's Final Catalogue: Quite common throughout the entire County.

Recent Suffolk status: Common and widespread.

Life history: Single-brooded, flying in summer.

Identification: Unmistakeable, males being pure white in colour, females yellow marked with orange. Males can be seen lekking over grassland at dusk.

Habitats: Grasslands, gardens, woodland rides and waste ground, favouring damper habitats.

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/09/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
01/08/2023325TM59 - Lowestoft
21/07/2023125TM27 - Fressingfield/Stradbroke
18/07/2023+26TL68 - Sedge Fen
11/07/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2023

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 21-29mm. F 21-35mm.
Flight: One generation. June-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses, Herbaceous plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining (Research only)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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