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Euthrix potatoria

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19th June 2011, Laide Community Wood, Wester Ross. Photo: © John Brailsford
So named because the larval stage has a habit of sipping dew.


19th June 2011, Laide Community Wood, Wester Ross. Photo: © John Brailsford
This is probably a male, which are much darker than the females


19th June 2011, Laide Community Wood, Wester Ross. Photo: © John Brailsford


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Uniquely identifiable characteristics

Distinguishing Feature :

The Lasiocampidae Family to which Lappet and Eggar moths such as this belong have characteristic large and feathery, comb-like, antennae. They are all heavily built and hairy. The insects of this family, having no tongue, cannot feed, hence the drinking of sap.


  Euthrix potatoria  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Lasiocampidae  

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Euthrix potatoria

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