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71.006 ~ 1996 ~ Alder kitten ~ Furcula bicuspis
UK Status

Resident. Local SW,SE,E,WC.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 40-48mm.

Confusion species

Poplar Kitten and Sallow Kitten.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Woodland, copses and occasionally gardens.


Birches and alder.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa which is spun in a very hard cocoon that is attached to the bark. Larva late June-early September.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 24th May 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 23rd May 2008, Llanfyllin