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Ghost Moth
Hepialus humuli

(Linnaeus, 1758) 14 / 3.005

Common across the region.

Frequents waste ground and grassy places where the larvae live in the roots of a variety of herbaceous plants and grasses.

Comes readily to light.

Recorded in 111 (79%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: M 21-29mm. F 21-35mm.
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Grasses, Herbaceous plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
22/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
22/07/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK04
17/07/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
17/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
15/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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