Lasiocampidae : Pinarinae
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Drinker
Euthrix potatoria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 66.010/1640
Norfolk status
Female larger than male and generally more yellowish in appearance, with a very much larger abdomen.
The colouring and markings can vary.

The very dark, large hairy caterpillars of this moth can be seen from August to September and April to June, hibernating from October to April when they resume feeding. Their long-recognised habit of drinking drops of dew from plants gives us the common English name.

Recorded in 64 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/10/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
04/09/2018127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
24/08/2018+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
22/08/2018+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
21/08/2018+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 21-25mm. F 28-35mm.
Season: One generation. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Coarse grasses and reeds
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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