Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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Immature stages

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Alder Kitten
Furcula bicuspis
Poplar Kitten
Furcula bifida
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Sallow Kitten
Furcula furcula

(Clerck, 1759) 1997 / 71.005

A fairly common resident.

A species of open woodland, hedgerows, carr and occasionally moorland, parkland and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come regularly to light.

Note Can be confused mainly with Polar Kitten. In that species the outer cross-line is not so irregular and is heavily outlined in black in the leading half.

Recorded in 98 (70%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: May - June and July - August
Foodplant:   Willows
Nat Status: Common
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
16/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
14/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
14/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
13/08/20202VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
12/08/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO74

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