Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: Two generations, May-Jun, Jul-Aug.
|Year first recorded||1905||2007||1983||1905|
|Year last recorded||2011||2007||2011||2011|
|Number of records||876||1||101||1956|
|Number of individuals||1222||2||182||2812|
For the region, we have a total of 1956 records from 324 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1905.
Similar species: 1998 Furcula bifida (Poplar Kitten).
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout Britain, the larva feeding on sallow and willow (Salix spp.) and poplar (Populus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is widespread and occurs in the same range of habitats as the Puss1995, where it is marginally more common. The national norm is for a double brood in England and a single brood in Scotland. In Dorset, relatively high numbers between the respective brood peaks in late-May and early August suggest an additional univoltine cycle. The peak of the second brood is, on average, six times larger than the peak of the first brood.