Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Lasiocampidae   Checklist Number: 66.010

Euthrix potatoria   Linnaeus, 1758


Found in damp places during July and August. First recorded on the Outer Hebrides in 2009 and over the last 9 years the population has increased and expanded onto the neighbouring islands of Benbecula, North Uist and Eriskay
Johnson, C. (2018) Drinker (Euthrix potatoria) in the Outer Hebrides. Hebridean Naturalist, 18, 67-71. A range of grasses and reeds form the larval foodplants