Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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Poplar Kitten
Furcula bifida

(Brahm, 1787) 1998 / 71.007
Photo © Damian Money,  Marske, VC62

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Alder Kitten
Furcula bicuspis
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Furcula furcula
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Yorkshire Status: Rare and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Much less common than F. furcula (Clerck) with only a few recent records from vice-counties 61 to 64. Many of the records below are of light trap catches. Searching for larvae or pupae, might produce many more records.

Argus 52, 2006: VC65. Foxglove Covert MoD, 23.6.2006 (CHF, JCW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): There has been an increase in records in recent years, mostly in the north of the county, but it is much less common than Sallow Kitten. There is often confusion separating these two species and this is generally easier in the hand than from photographs. Poplar Kitten is more long-winged.

Recorded in 68 (34%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 16-22mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/2022161SE64 - Wheldrake
27/07/2022163SE51 - Askern
01/07/2022162NZ30 - Great Smeaton
23/06/2022161TA41 - Kilnsea / Spurn Head
21/06/2022162NZ80 - Goathland / Grosmont
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