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Ghost Moth
Hepialus humuli

(Linnaeus, 1758) 3.005

Widespread and common across the region. Likely to be found among tall grassland and herbaceous vegetation in a variety of open or semi-open habitats.

Recorded in 67 (86%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Grasses, herbaceous plants
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
BAP Status: Declining Species (BAP R)
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/20221VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP80
03/08/20221VC23 - OxfordshireSP51
27/07/20222VC22 - BerkshireSU56
26/07/20221VC22 - BerkshireSP40
18/07/20222VC24 - BuckinghamshireSP80

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