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Ghost Moth
Hepialus humuli

(Linnaeus, 1758) 14 / 3.005

Norfolk status
Common.
Largest of our Swift moths, formerly named the Ghost Swift.
The English name 'Ghost' comes from the white males, the female being yellow, marked with orange.

Male moths can sometimes be seen at dusk performing ghostly courtship displays ('lekking') over grassy areas.

Recorded in 66 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
14/07/2024127TG23Swafield
10/07/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
07/07/2024128TF92Great Ryburgh
07/07/2024+27TG13Wickmere
01/07/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
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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
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