A Ghost in the Limery


Wrapped in paper-white wings,

        hovering ghostly in the cool evening air…


        …hairs standing on the back of its head,

        the scary or the scared?


* This is a Ghost Moth (Hepialus humuli) that visited the Limery one evening. It is known to hover in groups, giving the appearance of a floating spectre.

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8 thoughts on “A Ghost in the Limery

  1. pat2727


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  2. What a wonderful photo 🙂
    I’ve always loved Moths, and feel they’re rather under-rated, as opposed to their more colourful cousins, the Butterfly.
    I’ve often been fascinated by their wonderful markings, but the purity of the Ghost Moth is wonderful 🙂
    Hope you can get a video of some 🙂

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    • Thank you, yes, I think moths are underrepresented in the “pretty flying things” group. If I can find a big group of these Ghosts, I will definitely film them! 🙂

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  3. Yay! I’m glad 🙂
    Can’t wait to see it if you manage to film thm 🙂

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