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Sallow Kitten
Furcula furcula (Clerck, 1759)
Notodontidae: Cerurinae
1997 / 71.005
Photo © Patrick Clement,  Female, Kingsford CP, Worcestershire. 13.7.2018.

Similar West Midlands Species
Alder Kitten
Furcula bicuspis
Poplar Kitten
Furcula bifida
Forewing: 14-18mm
Flight: May - June and July - August
Foodplant:   Willows
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A fairly common resident.

A species of open woodland, hedgerows, carr and occasionally moorland, parkland and gardens.

Overwinters as a pupa and adults come regularly to light.

Note Can be confused mainly with Polar Kitten. In that species the outer cross-line is not so irregular and is heavily outlined in black in the leading half.

Recorded in 102 (73%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/08/2022139SJ84 - Newcastle/Potteries
15/08/2022139SJ85 - Biddulph/Kidsgrove
14/08/2022139SJ93 - Downs Banks/Stone
14/08/2022136SO42 - Garway & Orcop
13/08/2022140SJ60 - Coalbrookdale/Brosley
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