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Poplar Kitten
Furcula bifida (Brahm, 1787)
Notodontidae: Cerurinae
1998 / 71.007
Photo © Mike McCarthy,  02/06/2020 - Horsford

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 56 (81%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2020128TF70 - Beachamwell/Oxborough
30/07/2020128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
29/07/2020128TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
25/07/2020127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
22/07/2020128TF73 - Docking/Bircham
Further info: Furcula bifida
 
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