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Unknown white moth

Observed: 25th June 2012 By: sparkysparky’s reputation in Invertebratessparky’s reputation in Invertebratessparky’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

White wings, dark underside - body lenth 1.7cm . Thorax 7mm across - estimate wingspan 5cm
Apologies for poor remnants of captured specimen.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli) interacts

Comments

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Thanks for the id David!

These moths certainly did appear 'ghost-like' during the display flights I observed recently on 25th June around 11.00pm - would they have all been one sex do you think? - there were at an estimate 100 or so all with 'territories' of around 5ft, making short rising and falling flights across a flowering meadow - a real breathtaking sight!