Lasiocampidae : Pinarinae
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Euthrix potatoria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1640 / 66.010

Morley's Final Catalogue: The Drinker caterpillar is among our most conspicuous kinds on low herbage from Bentley woods to Gorleston; indeed, probably throughout the County.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common and widespread.

Life history: Single brooded in the summer. Larvae regularly found in autumn and again in the spring.

Identification: No similar species occur in the county.

Habitats: Wetlands, wet woodland, scrub, rough grassland.

Recorded in 53 (91%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
24/06/2024125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
23/06/2024125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
12/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
12/06/2024+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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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Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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