Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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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 74 (53%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1865.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
01/06/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
01/06/20193VC37 - WorcestershireSO77
01/06/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
01/06/20194VC36 - HerefordshireSO36

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