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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 8 years ago
Grasglucke or Drinker
Euthrix potatoria Euthrix potatoria (Grasglucke / Trinkerin)


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26 Comments (1–25)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 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 8 years ago

Yes true :)

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

Yes, life is too short to drink bad wine.

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Yes, I know about you and wine :)

You know live fast die young....

bayucca
bayucca 8 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 8 years ago

Domi you must have misunderstood something....

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

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

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

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Deal :D

I would love to go to CR ^__^

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

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

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 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 8 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 8 years ago

Thank you Ashish :)

And thanks for info...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

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

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 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 8 years ago

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

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Mange tak i lige måde :)

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

bayucca
bayucca 8 years ago

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

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Ja, det er morsomt ;-D

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

bayucca
bayucca 8 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 8 years ago

Mange tak for ID :)

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

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

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Look strange moth...

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Thank you Maria :)

I will upload more shots later....

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

a beauty!

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 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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