Drinker Moth Caterpillar (Euthrix potatoria).

Sunrise: 06.46 Sunset: 07.42

The Drinker Moth Caterpillar likes damp grassy places. I found this one on a blade of grass in the middle of North Pond, whilst others bottle trapped for Great Crested Newts. Many years ago someone observed this caterpillar’s forebears drinking from water droplets on leaves and grasses, and named it Drinker. The larva feed on grasses and pupates in tough, yellow, sausage-shaped cocoons.

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Is this a face to be proud of?

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Drinker Moth Caterpillar (Euthrix potatoria).

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Drinker Moth Caterpillar (Euthrix potatoria).