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 79 (56%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-27mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars, sallows and willows
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/20203VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
31/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ95
30/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
29/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
29/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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