71.007 .... B&F 1998
Poplar Kitten Furcula bifida (Brahm, 1787)
Status .....Uncommon in Nottinghamshire, with scattered records from the southern-half of the county and becoming increasingly more uncommon further north. Adult Poplar Kitten is difficult to separate from Sallow Kitten, but the larva can be easily determined on the basis of foodplant.
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Photographed at Market Warsop July 2006
 
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Early stages                            
2nd instar larva on Poplar sp. Photographed at Mansfield, June 2021.
 
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3rd instar larva on Poplar sp. Photographed at Mansfield, July 2021.
 
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Final instar larva on Poplar sp. Photographed at Mansfield, July 2021
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Poplar Kitten
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Phil Lee. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). David Yates. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). NBGRC. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Martin Gray. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020).  Andy Adcock.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated August 2021

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