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Leucoma salicis (Linnaeus, 1758)

White Satin
72.0090 (B&F: 2031)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Erebidae
      »Subfamily: Lymantriinae
        »Tribe: Leucomini

Resident and suspected immigrant. Usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light; in danger of extinction in East Sussex. Extremely local and distinctly episodic in any numbers, larvae are sometimes noticeably more numerous than the resulting adults. Single-brooded, flying mainly from late June to mid August, occasionally to late August. Larvae feed on poplars, including black poplar, and on willows and sallow. (Pratt, 2011)

Leucoma salicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Battle, 15 vii 2013
Photo: Adrienne Norbury
Leucoma salicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Arun Valley, 14 vi 2017
Photo: Dave and Pen Green
Leucoma salicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Steyning, 17 vii 2017
Photo: Olly Ellis
Leucoma salicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Climping, 14 vii 2008
Photo: Matthew Sennitt
Leucoma salicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Pagham Harbour, vii 2006
Photo: Ivan Lang
Leucoma salicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
larva on Poplar
Bracklesham, 23 vi 2013
Photo: Derek Lee

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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