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Ghost Moth

Hepialus humuli

Description:

The male has a wingspan of about 44 mm and both forewings and hindwings are pure white. The female is larger (wingspan about 48 mm) and has yellowish-buff forewings with darker linear markings and brown hindwings. The adults fly from June to August and are attracted to light. The species overwinters as a larva. (Wiki)

Habitat:

Found in moist grassvegetation and cropland, exactly where I found him.

Notes:

Male... Only one at PN at the moment, even though it's common :)

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2 Comments

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Thank you Karen :)

Hehe :)

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Beautiful Jeannette!
And nice to have a "first"!

Jeannette
Spotted by
Jeannette

Region Hovedstaden, Denmark

Spotted on Jun 12, 2012
Submitted on Jun 14, 2012

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