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Sallow Kitten Furcula furcula Length 20mm. A dainty moth that rests with its wings held in tent-like manner and looks a bit like a tiny Puss Moth. Adult has whitish forewings with an orange-bordered grey cross band ac. Outer margin of wings has black spots and dorsal surface of thorax is dark grey and orange. Double-brooded: flies May–June and again in August. Larva is plump and greenish, with an orange-brown ‘saddle’ and two tail appendages. Larva feeds mainly on sallows. Widespread and common in central and southern England and Wales, and lowland Scotland.
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Sallow Kitten Furcula furcula Length 20mm. A dainty moth that rests with its wings held in tent-like manner and looks a bit like a tiny Puss Moth. Adult has whitish forewings with an orange-bordered grey cross band ac. Outer margin of wings has black spots and dorsal surface of thorax is dark grey and orange. Double-brooded: flies May–June and again in August. Larva is plump and greenish, with an orange-brown ‘saddle’ and two tail appendages. Larva feeds mainly on sallows. Widespread and common in central and southern England and Wales, and lowland Scotland.

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Date: 24 Jul 2009
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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