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Leucoma salicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Lymantriinae
2031 / 72.009
Photo © Mark Marshall,  6th July 2015

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Forewing: 18-27mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars, sallows and willows.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

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)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2020339SJ90 - Fordhouses/Wolverhampton
31/07/2020139SJ95 - Rudyard/Tittesworth
30/07/2020137SP07 - Alvechurch
29/07/2020139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
29/07/2020139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
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