The Drinker


Euthrix potatoria – An unusual moth. This is the female of the species. The name comes from the habit of the caterpillar which apparently has a preference for drinking drops of dew.


The Drinker Euthrix potatoria


The Drinker Euthrix potatoria


The Drinker Euthrix potatoria


Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38
Date taken: 26th June 2011
Place: Attracted to moth trap, rear garden, Staffordshire


 

12 thoughts on “The Drinker

    1. That is the way the moth rests during the day normally, head down, and hoping nothing notices it. The name comes from the caterpillar which like to drink drops of dew.

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    1. Thank you, Jill 🙂 This was taken quite some years ago with an old Panasonic Lumix. Life was so simpler then without the need for changing lenses 🙂

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