Drinker

Euthrix potatoria

The Drinker is a moth of the family Lasiocampidae. It is found in Europe.
Euthrix potatoria - Caterpillar, portrait Full caterpillar here:
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Appearance

The wingspan is 45–65 mm. The moth flies from June to August depending on the location.
Euthrix potatoria - Caterpillar Mid-instar caterpillar
Portrait here:
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/102307/euthrix_potatoria_-_caterpillar_portrait.html
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Naming

The species' common and scientific names derive from the larva's supposed drinking of drops of dew.
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Food

The larvae feed on various grasses and reeds.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyLasiocampidae
GenusEuthrix
SpeciesE. potatoria