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Kent Moth Group


The Drinker

Euthrix potatoria

Family: Lasiocampidae

RES: 66.01 B&F: 1640

Verification Grade (Adult):

A common moth throughout Kent, but always likely to be more abundant at the coast. This is a large and distinctive species, and the larvae are frequently found by day.

Flight Season: mid May to early September

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Distribution in Kent

The map below shows the distribution of records of The Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) within Kent. Use the control below to show data for a certain time period. If you've got a dot to add, please submit your records to us. Click here for more information on how to submit data.

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The graph below shows at which time of the year The Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) can be expected to be recorded in Kent. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each period of the year, and use the controls below to filter by VC and time span:

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Photo Gallery

Below is a gallery of The Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) images from Kent. If you would like to contribute any photographs, please email

Reporting Rate

The graph below shows how the number of records submitted The Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) to the Kent database has varied since 1950. Hover over the graph to see exact figures for each year, and use the control below to filter by a certain VC.

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External Links

More information about The Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) can be seen on the external pages listed below: