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Leucoma salicis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Самец  (Leucoma salicis)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Erebidae subfamily Lymantriinae tribe Leucomini genus Leucoma → species Leucoma salicis

Species name(s)

Leucoma salicis (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena salicis Linnaeus, 1758 = Stilpnotia nigripennata Staudinger, [1900] = Stilpnotia doii Matsumura, 1927 = Stilpnotia candida = Candida salicis (Linnaeus, 1758) = Stilpnotia salicis Linnaeus, 1758.

White Satin Moth


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #5. Nenetsko-Novozemelsky tundrovy; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #14. Vostochno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #21. Severo-Yeniseisky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #31. Yuzhno-Yakutsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky*; #40. Primorsky*.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Forewing length

20—26 mm.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Leucoma salicis)

Detailed information with references

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Length of front wing - 2-2,6 cm, which is considerably more than the number of similar appearance volnyanok -Arctornis l-nigrum, and the "l-nigrum" on the wings of butterflies no wings and color ... abdomen - pure white, with no shades of green. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part Turkey - European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, East Caucasus, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Kola, Krasnoyarsk, Novaya Zemlya-Nenets tundra, Lower Volga,Prealtay, of Baikal, Primorye (?), The North-Yenisei, Mid-Amur (?) Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian, South Ural, South Yakutia. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway (mainland)Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey (European part), Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10]. Peter Khramov.
  • The area - the whole of Europe. [5]. Peter Khramov.


  • The meeting of adults - from June to July. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Additional info about Imago

  • Poplar avenue on the banks of streams and rivers on flood plains, in the parks - as is usually the case, a butterfly often be found where the caterpillars grow fodder plants. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva lifespan

  • The caterpillars can be found from May to June. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Salix, Populus, also on Betula, Alnus, Quercus. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Poplar and willow. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Overwintering stage

  • Hibernate newly hatched larvae, the length of which does not exceed a few millimeters. [5]. Peter Khramov.

Subspecies Leucoma salicis


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Vitaly Gumenuk, Nikolai Vladimirov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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16.02.2015 12:29, Alexandr Zhakov The taxons were merged.

Leucoma salicis and Candida salicis were merged.

30.01.2014 22:09, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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