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Drinker
Euthrix potatoria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1640 / 66.010

Norfolk status
Common and widespread.
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 65 (88%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
16/07/2024127TG42Eccles
15/07/2024327TG42Eccles
14/07/2024127TG42Eccles
11/07/2024127TG42Eccles
11/07/2024127TG10Cringleford (UEA)
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: M 21-25mm. F 28-35mm.
Flight: One generation. July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Coarse grasses and reeds
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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