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Hepialidae

14 Ghost Moth, Hepialus humuli (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status and ecology:

A resident species generally occurring sparingly at mv light in a wide range of grassy habitats. Often fairly common and occasionally very common at dusk in a few special spots. Thinly distributed throughout, but extremely local and very irregular in any real numbers. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-June to late July. Larvae feed on the roots of various herbaceous plants. (Pratt, 2011)

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Steyning, 19 vi 2015 Photo: Olly Ellis

Hepialus humuli (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Distribution map for Hepialus humuli

(Distribution at 1km scale)

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Phenology chart for Hepialus humuli

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