Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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White Satin
Leucoma salicis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2031 / 72.009

An uncommon though increasing resident.

Sometimes abundant in Poplar plantations and willow beds but also in hedgerows, scrub, woodland, gardens.

Overwinters as a small larva in a communal web. Adults come readily to light.

Note Larger than Yellow-tail and Brown-tail.Appears more translucent and legs are black and white.

Recorded in 84 (60%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-27mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars, sallows and willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
03/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK01
29/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
29/07/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
21/07/20221VC40 - ShropshireSO49

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