Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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Immature stages

Similar Suffolk Species
Alder Kitten
Furcula bicuspis
Poplar Kitten
Furcula bifida
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Sallow Kitten
Furcula furcula

(Clerck, 1759) 1997 / 71.005

Morley's Final Catalogue: Scarcer than the last Kitten, but equally wide spread excepting in the north-east, whence are few records since Paget's from Yarmouth in 1834; Sotterley in 1935 (Mr). Bentley (Harwood); Waldringfield (James, Ent. March 1892); bred at Ipswich in 1899 (Platten) and 1902 (Pyett), occasionally at light there, but imagines rarely seen there (Mly); Needham (L); larvae on willows in Monks Soham garden during 1906. Bury (Wrt); Elveden (Wrn); Timworth in 1911 (Nurse).

Recent Suffolk Status: A common species across the county.

Life history: Double-brooded.

Identification: Smaller than the other kitten species, with a wavy outer edge to the dark band, unlike Poplar kitten which has a smooth line.

Habitat: Woodland and gardens containing Willows.

Recorded in 53 (91%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1899.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/08/2023125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
16/08/2023125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
16/08/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
16/08/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
16/08/2023126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
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Forewing: 14-18mm.
Flight: Two generations May-June. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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