Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Worcester VC37. 17/05/2007

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

(Brahm, 1787) 1998 / 71.007

A fairly common resident.

Most commonly found in poplar plantations but also woodland and also gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults are occasionally attracted to light.

Note Often confused with Sallow Kitten. In Poplar the outer cross-line is not so irregular in shape and the leading half is thickly outlines in black. It is also slightly larger.

Recorded in 79 (56%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-22mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen and willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
16/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
15/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
12/08/20224VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
11/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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