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Furcula bicuspis (Borkhausen, 1790)

Alder Kitten
71.0060 (B&F: 1996)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Notodontidae
      »Subfamily: Cerurinae
        »Tribe: Hemitheini

Resident species, usually occurring singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, but sometimes fairly common in woods and heathlands in the east where it is well distributed away from the downs but irregular in numbers in central areas. In danger of extinction in the west. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-May to late June. Larvae feed on alder and silver birch. (Pratt, 2011)

Furcula bicuspis (Borkhausen, 1790)
Crowborough, 10 vi 2016
Photo: Charles Waters
Furcula bicuspis (Borkhausen, 1790)
Lindfield, 23 iv 2019
Photo: Bob Foreman
Furcula bicuspis (Borkhausen, 1790)
Crowborough, 12 vi 2015
Photo: Charles Waters
Furcula bicuspis (Borkhausen, 1790)
Lindfield, 22 v 2009
Photo: Bob Foreman
Furcula bicuspis (Borkhausen, 1790)
Long Wood TQ8023, 19 v 2014
Photo: Heather Martin

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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