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Drinker

Observed: 9th July 2009 By: ophrys
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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drinker
Drinker a
Description:

Occasional visitor to light in garden

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) interacts

Comments

leenestofvipers's picture

Oooo

Fabulous pic!

Manga Waggott's picture

I don't know what to

I don't know what to say...too many expressions coming out...what a fantastic capture...and by the way sorry for my ignorance, what it it? I can see other drinker caterpillars..is the adult moth? Pl expand a bit...as you said it occaionally visit your garden..Thanks.

mangaw

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Drinker

The male moth, which this is, is a large, dark brown, 'hairy' creature with feathery antennae. It apparently gets its name from the caterpillar, which has a liking for drops of dew.

A few come to my moth trap, each year, but only ones or twos. Always a welcome visitor!

I have added a picture of the moth, side on.

Ian
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Manga Waggott's picture

Thank you! Very helpful!

Thank you! Very helpful!

mangaw