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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, Jul-Aug

Forewing: 18-27mm.

Foodplant: Aspen, poplars, sallows and willows.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded18711980188318641991
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records7079027124243
Number of individuals87849035636053
Unique positions8331796610
Unique locations883178649
Adult records6988925222643
Immature records00520

For the county, we have a total of 1353 records from 270 sites. First recorded in 1864.
 

Photos


2031 White Satin 05 larva
© Andy Nunn
2031 White Satin 04 full-grown larva
© Derek Parkinson
2031 White Satin 03
© Damian Money
2031 White Satin 02
© Terry Box, 2 Jul 2011
2031 White Satin 01
© Terry Box, 2 Jul 2011

Species Account


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.
 

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