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Poplar Kitten - Furcula bifida

Poplar Kitten - Furcula bifida
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Copyright: Harm Alberts (Harm-digitaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 7 N: 1968] (7604)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-25
Categories: Insects
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Attractive Moths - Notodontidae, Moths of Europe 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-04 2:39
Viewed: 4372
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Dutch]
Furcula bifida (Brahm, 1787)/ Poplar Kitten / wilgenhermelijnvlinder / Kleiner Gabelschwanz / la Petit queue fourchue ou la Dicranoure bifide.

Wingspan 35-45 mm.

Quite similar in appearance to Sallow Kitten, this species is however usually larger, and the outer edge of the grey wing bar is more smoothly curved with a prominent darker edge.

It has a more restricted distribution than the above species, occurring mostly in southern England and Wales, and scarce in Ireland.

The larval foodplants are usually poplars (Populus), including aspen (P. tremula), though sometimes sallow (Salix) is used.



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Harm merhaba,çok ilginç bir kelebbek.Ne kadar tüylü,rengi deseni çok güzel.Üstelik kanatlarındada bir misafir taşıyor.Ellerine sağlık :)

Hello Harm,
Very impressive moth, taken with good sharpness. The background is not fantastic but you are not responsible of it. There is a little blue insect on the left wing as a bonus. Congratulations,

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