Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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Immature stages

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Alder Kitten
Furcula bicuspis
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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 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 39 (67%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1911.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/2023225TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
11/08/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
10/08/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
10/08/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/08/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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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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