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71.007 ~ 1998 ~ Poplar Kitten ~ Furcula bifida
UK Status

Resident. Local S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A scarce and local species.

Wingspan :  M & F, 44-48mm.

Confusion species

Sallow Kitten and Alder Kitten.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Poplar plantations, woodland and occasionally gardens.


Poplars, aspen and sometimes willow.

Lifestage data

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

Photo by DB, 27th June 2013, Middletown

Photo by DB, 27th June 2013, Middletown