Euthrix potatoria - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

LASIOCAMPIDAE

Lasiocampinae

Las Descargues, 19 July 2011
Euthrix potatoria Adult

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© Robin Howard

Euthrix potatoria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Drinker
Buveuse

Wingspan: male 40-50mm female 45-65mm

A univoltine species flying from June to August when it is attracted to light but is nowhere common. A grassland species but only recorded from upland meadows.

Larvae feed on various grasses, overwinters as small larvae before pupating in a flimsy cocoon at ground level or on stems of the foodplant.

 

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