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

Morley's Final Catalogue: Our sole record of this scarce and local kitten, which ranges north to York, is its capture in the unworked village of Elmsett near Hadleigh by the Revd. H. Marriott, attested by Wratislaw before 1890.

Recent Status: A species whose fortunes have turned in the twenty-first Century. After many years absence in the county, this rare kitten can now be found sparsely in the north-east of the county, particularly around the Waveney and at a few sites in the west of Suffolk.

Identification: Compare with the other two kitten species.

Habitat: Alder and birch woodland, fens and marshes.

Recorded in 11 (19%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2006.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/06/2019125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
23/06/2019325TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
20/06/2019125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
14/06/2019125TM59 - Lowestoft
14/06/2019125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
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Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Alder and birches
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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