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Poplar Kitten
Furcula bifida

(Brahm, 1787) 1998 / 71.007

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread but declining species across England and Wales, the larva feeding on poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is local and most often found in mature poplar plantations, in woods containing aspen and in towns where poplars have been planted in streets or in parks. This situation contrasts with the following observation penned more than forty years ago. "I think it is safe to assert that practically every poplar of any age in the county will be found to bear empty... Read More

Recorded in 34 (85%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1907.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-22mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Poplars, Aspen and willows
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
23/06/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
13/06/201919SY79 Puddletown
08/06/201919SY98 Wareham
05/06/2019119SY39 Lyme Regis
01/06/201919SY79 Puddletown

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