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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 115 (82%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
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 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
25/11/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO65 -
20/09/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP08 -
17/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK01 -
11/08/20223VC36 - HerefordshireSO35
09/08/20222VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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