- Poplar Kitten
name = Poplar Kitten
image_width = 240px
genus = "Furcula"
species = "F. bifida"
binomial = "Furcula bifida"
binomial_authority = Brahm,
1787The Poplar Kitten ("Furcula bifida") is a mothof the family Notodontidae. It is distributed throughout Europe.
This species has white forewings with a broad brown band in the centre and brown dots along the margin. The hindwings are also white with brown dots along the margin. The
wingspanis 44-48 mm. It flies at night from May to July ref|flight_season and is attracted to light, the male more so than the female.
larvais like a small version of the bizarre-looking larva of the Puss Moth, with the last pair of prolegs modified into two long "tails". It feeds on poplarand aspen, and occasionally on willow. The species overwinters as a pupain a cocoon on the trunk of its food plant.
#Note|flight_season"The flight season refers to the
British Isles. This may vary in other parts of the range."
*"F. b. bifida"
*"F. b. lype"
*"F. b. urocera"
*Chinery, Michael "Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe" 1986 (Reprinted 1991)
*Skinner, Bernard "Colour Identification Guide to Moths of the British Isles" 1984
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