Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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Furcula furcula
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Alder Kitten
Furcula bicuspis

(Borkhausen, 1790) 1996 / 71.006

Norfolk status
Local.
Records mostly from East Norfolk, in broadleaved woodland and other areas where Alder and Birch found.

Most contrasting appearance of the three Norfolk kittens. Characteristic black central crossband, pinched at the mid point, separates this species from the other two.

Recorded in 48 (65%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
21/10/2023127TG33Ridlington
11/08/2023128TF83Syderstone
30/06/2023427TG33Ridlington
26/06/2023127TG11Taverham
25/06/2023127TG11Horsford
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Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Alder and Birch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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