The Drinker Euthrix potatoria
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Lasiocampidae » Pinarinae
The species shows dipmorphic differences of the sexes he yellowish females are slightly larger than the orange-brown male but both sexes usually show the two distinctive white spots on the forewing.Females have slightly serrated antennae, while male have deeply combed antennaeTh. Name derives from the nehaviour of the caterpillar, which is supposed to have a liking for drops of dew.
Flying at night, in July and August, the males especially are attracted to light.Larva feeds on coarse grasses such as Common Reed, Reed Canary-grass and Cock's-foot.
Common on damp grassland, fens, damp woodland, boggy heathland and gardens throughout much of England and Wales