|66.01 ~ 1640 ~ Drinker ~ Euthrix potatoria|
Resident. Common S,C,NW.
A very common and widespread species, found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 50-70mm.
A wide range of grasses and reeds.
Overwinters as a small larva. Larva June-August. Pupates in the grass stems above ground in a papery cocoon. The cocoon is sometimes found under a log.
Photo by PRW, 12th July 2006, Commins Coch
Photo by PRW, Nov 2011, Commins Coch
Pic shows larva just prior to hibernation.
Photo by PB, 5th June 2004, Cors Dyfi