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. Additional Stats