Leucoma salicis

Family : Lymantriidae



Leucoma salicis, Lymantriidae

The Satin moth (Leucoma salicis) is a totally white moth, very common in the humid areas where abound the willows and poplars, of which leaves usually nourish its caterpillars. It is a defoliant species and can cause very serious damages to the infested plants. It overwinters as cocoon that opens in the late summer of the following year © Giuseppe Mazza



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