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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)

Habitat

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

Foodplant

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