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



Las Descargues, 30 April 2009
Furcula bifida Adult


© Robin Howard

Furcula bifida (Brahm, 1787)

Poplar Kitten
La Petite queue fourchoue

Wingspan: 44-48mm

Imago: bivoltine - April - September. A regular visitor to light throughout the summer, recorded from woodland traps in upland and lowland sites.

Larva: feed on polar, aspen and willow before overwintering as a pupa in a cocoon on the trunk of the foodplant.