Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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Sallow Kitten
Furcula furcula

(Clerck, 1759) 1997 / 71.005
Photo © Andy Nunn,  Skidby VC 61

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded from VC65 (though recorded from the Durham side of Teesdale (Dunn & Parrack, 1986)). Otherwise locally widespread. It appears to have spread in some areas.

Argus 47, 2001-2004: VC65. High Batts, 9.7.1983 (SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Numbers seem to have increased in recent years and it is now not uncommon over most of the county especially in open woodland with sallows but also coming into gardens.

Recorded in 131 (66%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1847.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: May - June and July - August
Foodplant:   Willows
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/08/2022164SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
23/08/2022162NZ90 - Robin Hoods Bay
23/08/2022164SE33 - Leeds
22/08/2022163SE03 - Haworth
21/08/2022162SE65 - York (E)
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