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Caterpillar of Drinker Moth

Observed: 18th January 2010 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrateslpearce’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

The snow has finally gone and these little caterpillars were seen crossing the path, the temperature was around 5 degrees. They are about 20 -25mm long and over a half mile we saw about 12 on the path.

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Species with which Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) interacts

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Yep, these are caterpillars

Yep, these are caterpillars of the Drinker moth - they overwinter as part-grown larvae at the base of grass clumps, etc, (which is also what they feed on), which is why they're up and about at this time of year!

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