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 13 (22%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2006.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/06/2022126TL88 - Thetford
26/05/2022125TM28 - Mendham
26/05/2022126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
21/05/2022126TL88 - Thetford
20/05/2022126TL88 - Thetford
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Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Alder and birches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2022. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2022
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