66.010 .... B&F 1640
Drinker Euthrix potatoria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Common and widespread throughout Nottinghamshire.
Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter July 2010   Photographed at Eakring Flash June 2003
Early stages                            
Eggs. Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter July 2012
Early instar larva. Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter September 2022
Half-grown larva (35mm). Photographed at Rainworth Heath NR, May 2024
Full-grown larva. Photographed at Eakring May 2005
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Drinker
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Phil Lee. Wil Heeney. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Steve Horne. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Steven Chick. Meg Skinner. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Tom Shields. Josh Hedley. Brian Wetton. Agnes Kiemel. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024
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