Main: (Notodontidae / Cerurinae)
71.006 [B&F: 1996] Alder Kitten (Furcula bicuspis) (Borkhausen, 1790)


Notes: Local in woodland, thickets, copses and gardens, from Cornwall northwards through Wales and the west Midlands to south Lancashire, and in south-east England, Norfolk and Co. Durham. In Hampshire there remains but one confirmed record, at New Milton, in 1945. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 40-48 mm. Compared with Sallow Kitten F. furcula and Poplar Kitten F. bifida, the central band is almost black (not grey), and distinctly pinched at its mid-point. Larva feeds on Alder, Silver Birch and Downy Birch, over-wintering as a pupa.

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New Milton11106/1945Adult
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