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Ghost Moth
Hepialus humuli (Linnaeus, 1758)
Hepialidae
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Photo © Antony Wren,  Gunton Meadow, Suffolk

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Similar 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
Status
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 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
26/06/2024226TL94Lavenham/Boxford
26/06/2024126TL84Sudbury/Glemsford
23/06/2024825TM49Somerleyton/Beccles
06/09/2023125TM24Woodbridge/Martlesham
01/08/2023325TM59Lowestoft
27/07/2023125TM06Bacton/Stowupland
21/07/2023125TM27Fressingfield/Stradbroke
18/07/2023126TL84Sudbury/Glemsford
18/07/2023+26TL68Sedge Fen
12/07/2023125TM58Carlton Colville/Kessingland
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