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Poplar Kitten
Furcula bifida (Brahm, 1787)
Notodontidae: Cerurinae
1998 / 71.007
Photo © Ken Palmer,  (digitised by G. Follows)

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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 57 (77%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/2021127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
20/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
19/08/2021128TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
18/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
18/08/2021127TG20 - Norwich
Further info: Furcula bifida
 
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