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White Satin
Leucoma salicis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2031 / 72.009

Morley's Final Catalogue: Locally abundant in east Suffolk, especially along the coast, where we have heard of drowned imagines being washed up in myriads at Southwold, about 1926. Often at light in Ipswich; abundant at Beccles; Gorleston. Unnoted in west Suffolk up to 1890, though actually frequent in the Breck marhses, where it feeds on any Salicineae; pupae at Rushbrook (Norgate); larvae common on osiers at Sudbury in spring of 1898 (Ransom).

Recent Suffolk status: Locally common.

Life history: Single-brooded in the summer.

Identification: Yellow-tail and Brown-tail are much smaller and don't have black and white banded legs.

Habitat: Woodland, wet woodland, parks, gardens, wetlands.

Recorded in 52 (90%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1926.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2023125TM48 - Beccles/Brampton
16/08/2023+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
15/08/2023225TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
15/08/2023125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
15/08/2023225TM59 - Lowestoft
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Forewing: 18-27mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
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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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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