Euthrix potatoria (NL: Rietvink, Drinker - rups / EN: Drinker - caterpillar / DE: Grasglucke, Trinkerin - Raupe / FR: Buveuse, Bombyx buveur - chenille) is a moth of the family Lasiocampidae. It is found in Europe. The wingspan is 45–65 mm. The moth flies from June to August depending on the location. The larvae feed on various grasses and reeds. This species gets its Latin (and common) name from the habits of the caterpillar, which is supposed to have a liking for drops of dew.
Image: Schilde (BE) – 15/05/2012
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