Ghost Moth

Hepialus humuli


Species Codes

B&F 14 RES 3.005

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Species Account

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...


Grassy and weedy places


Various grasses and herbaceous plants

Record Verification

Grade 1 adults are generally distinctive and unlikely to be confused with other species, but records outside documented range or flight period may require photos.

Distribution Map

The map below shows all records of Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli) in the Kent database. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Use the control below to filter by time span:


The graph below shows at which time of the year Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records of Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli) submitted each year has changed over time. Use the control below to filter by VC:

Photo Gallery

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