Lasiocampidae : Pinarinae
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Drinker
Euthrix potatoria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1640 / 66.010

A common resident throughout the region.

Most often found in damp grassland, fens etc but also in drier areas including larger gardens.

More often seen as the larva but adults come readily to light. Overwinters as a small larva.

Recorded in 108 (77%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
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
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
13/08/2019+VC36 - HerefordshireSO33
12/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO32
08/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
07/08/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
06/08/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO34

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