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White Satin
Leucoma salicis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2031 / 72.009
Photo © Paul Wearne Forster,  03-08-23 Guisborough

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Previously rare, this moth has become much more frequent in Yorkshire. It has now been reported as far north as East Ayton near Scarborough (VC62).

Argus 47, 2001-04:

VC65. High Batts, 30.7.1991 (JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): A significant increase in records in the last few years with over 100 records in both 2010 and 2011. Now widespread across lowland Yorkshire in areas with willows and poplars.

Recorded in 122 (61%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1864.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 18-27mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Aspen, poplars, sallows and willows.
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2023162SE65 - York (E)
16/08/2023161TA02 - Hessle
15/08/2023163SK49 - Rotherham
15/08/2023162SE65 - York (E)
15/08/2023261TA07 - Hunmanby
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