Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Hepialus humuli Linnaeus, 1758
Ghost Moth

Family: Hepialidae
Checklist Number: 3.005

Uncommon, occurring from June to early August. Sexually dimorphic; the male is ghostly white, hence the common name whilst the female is larger with yellowish tones.

The larvae feed underground on the roots of grasses and small plants

Hepialus humuli
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