IN-0375 Ghost moth

IN-0375 Ghost moth
Description: Close-up of a newly emerged male ghost moth (Hepialus humuli) showing the slightly curved nature of the still developing wings, resting on an ice-plant in a Cambridgeshire garden. Sexually dimorphic: the male is white like a ghost, with a display flight at dusk, known as 'lekking'. The female is larger with orange markings.
Keywords: insect, invertebrate, moth, moths, lepidoptera, hepialidae, swifts, ghost moth, Hepialus humuli, male, close-up, common, resting, pure white, ghostly-white, newly emerged, silky, shiny wings, ice-plant, nature, wildlife, garden, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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