Furcula bicuspis - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 5 August 2014
Furcula bicuspis Adult


© Robin Howard

Furcula bicuspis (Borkhausen, 1790)

Alder Kitten
La Harpye bicuspide

Wingspan: 40-48mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from April to August. A frequent visitor to light from traps placed in woodland where birch and alder are present. Most commonly taken from the stands of pure birch woodland at Las Descargues.

The larva feeds on alder and birch, overwinters as pupa in a cocoon affixed to a branch or twig of the foodplant.