Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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Photo © Paul Kitchener,  13/06/2023 - Shottisham

Immature stages

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Alder Kitten
Furcula bicuspis
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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 Suffolk Status: A local species.

Life history: Sinlge-brooded in one extended generation, although Suffolk records seem to be suggesting it may now be double-brooded.

Identification: Normally the largest of the 3 kittens, with a smooth outer edge to the dark cross-band.

Habitat: Woodland containing Poplar, Aspen and Willows.

Recorded in 40 (69%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1911.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
02/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
18/05/2024125TM57 - Southwold
15/05/2024126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
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Forewing: 16-22mm.
Flight: One generation 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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