Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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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 68 (49%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-22mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen and willows
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
18/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
14/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
09/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
03/08/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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