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Hepialus humuli (Ghost Moth)

Wikipedia Abstract

The ghost moth (Hepialus humuli), also known as the ghost swift, is a moth of the family Hepialidae. It is common throughout Europe except for the far south-east. This species is often considered the only species in the genus Hepialus and a number of previously included species is now reclassified into other genera. However, other authorities retain a number of species in the Hepialus genus.The male has a wingspan of about 44 mm and both forewings and hindwings are pure white (although in H. h.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Avon Gorge Woodlands 376 England, United Kingdom
Brown Moss 79 England, United Kingdom  
Burnham Beeches 946 England, United Kingdom  
Caithness and Sutherland Peatlands 354692 Scotland, United Kingdom
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Dee Estuary/ Aber Dyfrdwy 39057 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Exmoor Heaths 26455 England, United Kingdom
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Hoy 23474 Scotland, United Kingdom
Ingleborough Complex 14256 England, United Kingdom
Lizard Point 34565 England, United Kingdom    
Merrick Kells 21494 Scotland, United Kingdom
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay Pavements 6449 England, United Kingdom
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
North Pennine Moors 254789 England, United Kingdom
North West Pembrokeshire Commons/ Comins Gogledd Orllewin Sir Benfro 615 Wales, United Kingdom  
Ouse Washes 769 England, United Kingdom
Peak District Dales 5748 England, United Kingdom
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
River Eden 6087 England, United Kingdom  
Roudsea Wood and Mosses 1163 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom
Skipwith Common 729 England, United Kingdom  
Solent Maritime 27985 England, United Kingdom
South Solway Mosses 4849 England, United Kingdom
South Wight Maritime 49082 England, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom
Trossachs Woods 927 Scotland, United Kingdom
West Midlands Mosses 455 England, United Kingdom  
Witherslack Mosses 1202 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Arctium lappa (Great Burdock)[1]
Asparagus officinalis (garden asparagus)[2]
Ballota nigra (black horehound)[1]
Beta vulgaris (sea beet)[3]
Cannabis sativa (Mary Jane)[3]
Dahlia pinnata (pinnate dahlia)[2]
Fagus sylvatica (European beech)[3]
Fragaria vesca (Wild Strawberry)[1]
Humulus lupulus (common hops)[3]
Lamium album (white deadnettle)[1]
Lamium purpureum (purple deadnettle)[1]
Rubus idaeus (Raspberry)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Urtica dioica (California nettle)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Abrostola triplasia (Dark Spectacle)2
Acanthis flammea (Common Redpoll)2
Acherontia atropos (Death's-head hawk moth)3
Acronicta rumicis (Knot Grass)3
Aglais urticae (Small Tortoiseshell)2
Amauromyza labiatarum2
Angerona prunaria2
Anomala dubia2
Aphantopus hyperantus (Ringlet Butterfly)2
Apis mellifera (honey bee)2
Arctia caja (garden tiger moth)4
Arctia villica (Cream-spot Tiger)4
Argynnis paphia (Silver-washed Fritillary)2
Autographa bractea (Gold Spangle)3
Autographa gamma (Silver Y Moth)5
Autographa jota (Plain Golden Y)3
Autographa pulchrina (Beautiful Golden Y)3
Axylia putris (Flame)4
Biston betularia (peppered moth)2
Bombus lucorum (White-tailed bumblebee)2
Calliteara pudibunda (Pale Tussock)3
Callogaeana festiva2
Caradrina morpheus (Mottled Rustic)3
Carduelis carduelis (European Goldfinch)2
Chloris chloris (European Greenfinch)2
Cnephasia asseclana (Flax Tortrix Moth)3
Cnephasia incertana (Light Grey Tortrix Moth)2
Cnephasia longana2
Cnephasia stephensiana (Grey Tortrix Moth)2
Columba oenas (Stock Dove)2
Crocallis elinguaria (Scalloped Oak Moth)2
Diachrysia chrysitis (Burnished Brass Moth)3
Discestra trifolii (clover cutworm)2
Empoasca decipiens2
Eupithecia satyrata (Satyr Pug Moth)2
Eupithecia vulgata (Common Pug Moth)2
Euplexia lucipara (Small Angle Shades)2
Eupteryx florida2
Eurrhypara hortulata (Small Magpie Moth)2
Fringilla coelebs (Common Chaffinch)2
Gortyna flavago3
Heterotoma planicornis2
Hoplodrina ambigua (Vine’s Rustic)2
Hydraecia micacea (potato stem worm)4
Lacanobia contigua (Beautiful Brocade)2
Lacanobia oleracea (Bright-line Brown-Eye Moth)5
Liriomyza strigata3
Lygus rugulipennis3
Macrothylacia rubi (Fox Moth)2
Melanchra persicariae (Dot Moth)3
Mesoleuca albicillata (Beautiful Carpet Moth)2
Naenia typica (Gothic)3
Neoerysiphe galeopsidis2
Noctua fimbriata (Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)4
Noctua pronuba (Large Yellow Underwing Moth)2
Orthosia gothica (Hebrew Character)3
Pandemis heparana (Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix)2
Peridroma saucia (variegated cutworm)2
Phlogophora meticulosa (Angle Shades Moth)4
Phragmatobia fuliginosa (ruby tiger moth)4
Pleuroptya ruralis (Mother of Pearl Moth)2
Polygonia c-album (Comma Butterfly)3
Pseudopanthera macularia (Speckled Yellow Moth)2
Pyrgus malvae (Grizzled Skipper)3
Rhingia campestris2
Sarcophaga carnaria (Camouflaged Flesh Fly)2
Scopula emutaria2
Sphinx ligustri (Sphinx moth)2
Spilosoma lubricipeda (White Ermine Moth)3
Standfussiana lucernea (Northern Rustic)2
Udea olivalis2
Vanessa atalanta (red admiral)2
Xestia baja (Dotted Clay)2
Xestia rhomboidea (Square-spotted Clay)2
Xylena exsoleta (Sword-grass)3


Barbastella barbastellus (western barbastelle)[4]




Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
4Barbastella barbastellus, Jens Rydell and Wiesław Bogdanowicz, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 557, pp. 1-8 (1997)
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