Notodontidae : Cerurinae
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Alder Kitten
Furcula bicuspis

(Borkhausen, 1790) 1996 / 71.006

Davey, P., 2009: A local single-brooded species restricted to southern Britain, the larva feeding on birch (Betulae spp.) and alder (Alnus glutinosa). In Dorset, colonies of the moth have been found in four sites to date: Chedington Woods, Hooke Park, Melbury Park and Yellowham Wood. Each of these sites contains damp areas hosting groves of old alder trees within woodland. There have several records relating to presumed dispersive moths: West Bexington, on 12 June 2006, Iwerne Minster, on 27... Read More

Recorded in 12 (30%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1964.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Alder and birches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
25/05/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
25/05/201919ST61 Sherborne
23/05/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
07/06/201819SY39 Lyme Regis
04/06/201819ST40 Beaminster

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