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3.005 ~ 14 ~ Ghost Moth ~ Hepialus humuli humuli
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common and widespread species found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 44-48mm.

Confusion species

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Grassy and open places especially woodland rides and clearings with thick vegetation.


The roots of grasses and many other herbaceous plants.

Lifestage data

Overwinters probably twice as a larva. Larva July-May.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 21st June 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by DB, 27th May 2011, Middletown
Pic shows a male.

Photo by MDH, 4th July 2011, Llanfyllin
Pic shows a female.