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The Drinker Euthrix potatoria Length 30-35mm. A well-marked moth. At rest, holds wings in a tent-like manner, and has a distinct ‘snout’. Female is larger than male. Adult has broad wings, the forewing with a pointed tip and diagonal stripe; overall, male is orange-yellow, female is yellow-buff. Flies July-August. Larva is large and hairy, brown with yellow lengthways bands; feeds on grasses. Widespread and common in the southern half of Britain, and northwest Scotland.
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The Drinker Euthrix potatoria Length 30-35mm. A well-marked moth. At rest, holds wings in a tent-like manner, and has a distinct ‘snout’. Female is larger than male. Adult has broad wings, the forewing with a pointed tip and diagonal stripe; overall, male is orange-yellow, female is yellow-buff. Flies July-August. Larva is large and hairy, brown with yellow lengthways bands; feeds on grasses. Widespread and common in the southern half of Britain, and northwest Scotland.

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Date: 16 May 2010
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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