Notodontidae: Cerurinae

1996 (ABH71.006) Alder Kitten Furcula bicuspis, (Borkhausen, 1790)

KR08709

Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards


General Information

Pupates in a hard cocoon incorporating macerated wood on the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Alder (Alnus glutinosa), birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: One generation, mid May-early July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Broadleaved woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 1989

Recorded date range (Adult): 17 June to 17 June

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Sallow Kitten Furcula furcula
Great Staughton, May 2012
Great Staughton, May 2012
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Poplar Kitten Furcula bifida

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Colours:
green, white, brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs:
4