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1997 ~ Sallow Kitten ~ Furcula furcula
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species, but it has been recorded from much of the county except the central area.

Wingspan :  M & F, 35-42mm.

Confusion species

Alder Kitten and Poplar Kitten.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Open woodland and scrub, also found in gardens, parkland, moorland and heathland.


Poplars, willows and aspen.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa which is spun in a very hard cocoon that is attached to the bark. Larva June-mid July & August-September.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 21st May 2010, Morben Isaf

Photo by PB, 21st May 2010, Morben Isaf