Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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Alder Kitten
Furcula bicuspis
Sallow Kitten
Furcula furcula
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Poplar Kitten
Furcula bifida

(Brahm, 1787) 1998 / 71.007

Morley's Final Catalogue: Over the whole county, and not much rarer than the last kind [Puss Moth] on the same plants. Sudbury, scarce (Ransom); Bentley (Garrett); Waldringfield (Ent., March 1892); Martlesham, at Ipswich electric lights (Mly, Baylis, Pyett); Witnesham (Sparke); Monks Soham; Needham (L); Barsham; Lowestoft in August (Ent. 1922, 258); Gorleston (Mr). Downham (Norgate); Brandon (Wrn); Tuddenham (Wrt); Timworth in 1911 (Nurse).

Recent Status: A locally common species, rather sparse in the north-east of the county.

Identification: Compare with the other two kitten species.

Habitat: Woodland containing Poplar, Aspen and Willows.

Recorded in 32 (55%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1911.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2019126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
25/06/2019125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
02/06/2019125TM28 - Mendham
02/06/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
23/04/2019125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
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Forewing: 16-22mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen and willows
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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