72.009 (2031) White Satin Moth Leucoma salicis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Status
Resident in England north to Cumbria, but likely to occur in Dumfries & Galloway only as an immigrant.
 
Flight period
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History
It was not recorded in MOGBI even though Cunningham (1949-50) quoted our first record which F. W. Smith had found in the Southwick area (VC73) in August 1948 and recorded in the Entomologists' Monthly Magazine, vol. 85. p. 41.
 
In 1996 it was found to be present nearby at Mersehead (VC73) on 23rd July.
 
Life cycle
One generation. Overwinters as a small larva, during late August to late June, with pupation taking place in a hairy cocoon.
 
Larval foodplants
Larval foodplants are poplars, aspen, sallow and willows.
 
Identification
Silky white sheen to forewings, with the black and white ringed legs is diagnostic.
 
Habitat
Hedgerows, scrub and woodland parks in river valleys.
 
Recorders' notes
Specimen or quality photo required for record acceptance.
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