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Poplar Kitten
Furcula bifida (Brahm, 1787)
Notodontidae: Cerurinae
1998 / 71.007
Photo © Peter Kitchener,  Little Melton. May 2009

Similar Norfolk Species
Alder Kitten
Furcula bicuspis
Sallow Kitten
Furcula furcula
Forewing: 16-22mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen and willows.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Usually larger than Sallow Kitten.
Poplar plantations, woodland.

Recorded in 55 (80%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/05/2020127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
30/05/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
26/05/2020127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
25/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/05/2020128TF52 - Terrington
Further info: Furcula bifida
 
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