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Kent Moth Group


Ghost Moth

Hepialus humuli

Family: Hepialidae

RES: 3.005 B&F: 14

Verification Grade (Adult):

A common moth throughout Kent. The male is almost completely white and can occasionally be seen 'lekking' with other males at dusk - this and Pterophorus pantadactyla (White Plume) are surely the most likely candidates for claims of faeries in the woods...

Habitat: Grassy and weedy places

Flight Season: Late May to Early August

Foodplant: Various grasses and herbaceous plants

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

More information about Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli) can be seen on the external pages listed below: