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The Drinker

Euthrix potatoria

Notes:

"This species gets its English (and Latin) name from the habits of the caterpillar, which is supposed to have a liking for drops of dew."

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago
Grasglucke or Drinker
Euthrix potatoria Euthrix potatoria (Grasglucke / Trinkerin)


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26 Comments (1–25)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

I feel adding local name in local language is making sense.... what I do possible all Marathi names spotted Organism in my state where local language is Marathi... So German ID added after International English ID gives attractive look, what I feels.

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Yes true :)

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

Yes, life is too short to drink bad wine.

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Yes, I know about you and wine :)

You know live fast die young....

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

You should know me in the meanwhile, that God never has let me suffer from thirst that I had to drink water if a delicious wine is around... I did not misunderstood anything but I am caring for your and Larry's health considering the grässelephant's application...

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Domi you must have misunderstood something....

The caterpillar drinks water but the moth prefer stronger drinks ;-)

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

Hey Larry! We are talking about water not beer! ;-)...

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Deal :D

I would love to go to CR ^__^

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 10 years ago

...if I ever get to Denmark o you to Costa we'll toss a few back!

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Hehe, I will keep with the English name, but I left him in Germany (and I am not sure I can find him again) so you won't be able to take him out. But I am never saying no to one.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 10 years ago

I like both of the names actually. If you choose Grass Elephant you can put this in Ashish's mission...and as drinker I'll take him out for one!

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Thank you Ashish :)

And thanks for info...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Great spotting Jeanette...
Lasiocampidae is family of spectacular Moths including Lappet moths...

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

The Swedish name as bayucca wrote is even more wonderful Grasselephant :)

"This species gets its English (and Latin) name from the habits of the caterpillar, which is supposed to have a liking for drops of dew."
http://ukmoths.org.uk/show.php?bf=1640

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

What a fabulous name! I wonder how it got it!

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Mange tak i lige måde :)

På dansk Græsspinder eller Vanddrikker... ikke så morsomt...

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

So who is next, Dansk?? Have a good night and sweet dreams of wonderful elefants ;-)...

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Ja, det er morsomt ;-D

Det plejer at være på Norsk at der findes mange sjove ord / navne...

bayucca
bayucca 10 years ago

Lasiocampidae. Listen to the name in svenska: Gräselefant!!!!!
Best name ever for a moth!!!
http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gräselefant...
Meget cool!!

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Mange tak for ID :)

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

@ Ashish, I have now uploaded more shots at # 4, I think it looks a little like a leaf....

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

Look strange moth...

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Thank you Maria :)

I will upload more shots later....

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

a beauty!

Jeannette
Jeannette 10 years ago

Thank you ceherzog :)

Jeannette
Spotted by
Jeannette

Weißenberg, Sachsen, Germany

Spotted on Jul 28, 2012
Submitted on Jul 30, 2012

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