Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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Immature stages

Similar West Midlands Species
Sallow Kitten
Furcula furcula
Poplar Kitten
Furcula bifida
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Alder Kitten
Furcula bicuspis

(Borkhausen, 1790) 1996 / 71.006

A fairly common resident.

A species of woodland and occasionally gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa and comes regularly to light.

Note Easily told from Poplar and Sallow Kittens by the central cross-band that is intense blackish-grey.

Recorded in 79 (56%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1865.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Alder and birches
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
11/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
10/08/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
07/08/20202VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
06/08/20204VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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