Lasiocampidae : Pinarinae
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Drinker
Euthrix potatoria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1640 / 66.010

Davey, P., 2009: A common species over England and Wales, less frequent further north, the larva feeding on broad-bladed grass species such as common reed (Phragmites australis), cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata) and reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea). The nocturnal- feeding caterpillar can be found characteristically in-situ on the stem of its foodplant during the day. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and common, but rises to abundant in reedbeds, inland marshes, river and stream... Read More

Recorded in 42 (105%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

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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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
19/10/201919SY68 - Weymouth / Martinstown
05/09/201919SY98 Wareham
27/08/201919SY98 Wareham
20/08/201919SY98 Wareham
16/08/2019+9SY98 Wareham

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