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White Satin
Leucoma salicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Lymantriinae
2031 / 72.009
Photo © Patrick Clement

Similar West Midlands Species
Yellow-tail
Euproctis similis
Brown-tail
Euproctis chrysorrhoea
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 73 (52%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/2019139SJ90 - Fordhouses/Wolverhampton
01/08/2019139SJ93 - Downs Banks/Stone
31/07/2019+39SJ94 - Consall/Parkhall
31/07/2019137SO74 - Colwall & Malvern Hills AONB
26/07/2019136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
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