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White Satin
Leucoma salicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Erebidae: Lymantriinae
2031 / 72.009
Photo © Ian Barber,  11/08/2023 Bedford

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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

Bedfordshire status
Common resident

Verification Grade Comment: Acceptable flight time in county: 20 June to 20 August - a photo will be required if reported outside these dates

Recorded in 20 (91%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1904.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/07/2023330SP92 - Leighton Buzzard, Totternhoe
08/07/2023130TL03 - Ampthill, Flitwick, Silsoe
30/07/2022130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
26/07/2022130TL15 - Great Barford, Eaton Socon
23/07/2022+30TL15 - Great Barford, Eaton Socon
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