Erebidae : Lymantriinae
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White Satin
Leucoma salicis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2031 / 72.009

Davey, P., 2009: A local and decreasing species in England, most frequent in south-east districts and abundant in London, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.), and poplar (Populus spp.). The moth occasionally reaches pest proportions in North America where, like the Brown-tail2029, it was accidentally introduced. In Dorset, the moth appears to be resident in one locality only, at Hurn on the Moors River where it is trapped every year close to a grove of mature black poplar... Read More

Recorded in 25 (63%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1939.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
23/07/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
21/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
21/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
20/07/201919SZ08 Studland / Sandbanks

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