Erebidae: Lymantriidae

2031 (ABH72.009) White Satin Leucoma salicis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR10414

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Hemingford Grey, 26th July 2013
Hemingford Grey, 26th July 2013
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Pupates in a hairy cocoon in a crevice in bark or in foliage.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 18-27mm.
Foodplant(s): Aspen (Populus tremula), poplars (Populus spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), willows (Salix spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident and Immigrant
National status: Local

Habitat

Poplar plantations, fens, carr.

Regional Information

Recorded in 97 (35.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 31 May to 30 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 05 July to 05 July

Similar Species
Great Staughton, July 2011
Great Staughton, July 2011
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Brown-tail Euproctis chrysorrhoea
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Yellow-tail Euproctis similis

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Hairy
Colours:
Grey, black, white, red
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5