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72.009 ~ 2031 ~ White Satin Moth ~ Leucoma salicis
UK Status

Resident. Local S,E,(WC,N).

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2013 at Guilsfield in the north-east of the county. This is a very local species throughout north Wales.

Wingspan :  M & F, 43-60mm.

Confusion species

Yellow-tail.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Poplar plantations and willow beds. Also hedgerows, woodland, scrub and gardens.

Foodplant

Aspen, poplars, willows and sallows.

Lifestage data

Overwinters communally as small larvae in silk web on foodplant. Larva late August - late June. Pupates in a hairy cocoon.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by SOS, 22nd July 2013, Guilsfield

Photo by DB, 28th June 2014, Middletown