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Euthrix potatoria (Linnaeus, 1758)

Самка  (Euthrix potatoria)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Lasiocampoidea family Lasiocampidae subfamily Pinarinae tribe Selenepherini genus Euthrix → species Euthrix potatoria

Species name(s)

Euthrix potatoria (Linnaeus, 1758) = Cosmotriche potatoria = Phalaena potatoria Linnaeus, 1758 = occidentalis Lempke, 1949 = Philudoria potatoria = Euthrix potatoria potatoria = Philudoria potatoria (Linnaeus, 1758) = Philudoria agenjoi De Lattin, 1969 = Philudoria alba Cockayne, 1951 = Odonestis askoldensis Oberthür, 1880 = Philudoria aurantior Lempke, 1960 = Cosmotriche berolinensis Heyne, 1899 = Philudoria bicolor Lempke, 1950 = Cosmotriche brunnea Grabe, 1922 = Cosmotriche brunnea Thierry-Mieg, 1911 = Cosmotriche crucistrigata Lumma, 1938 = Cosmotriche decolor Thierry-Mieg, 1910 = Cosmotriche diminuta Tutt, 1902 = Cosmotriche extrema Tutt, 1902 = Cosmotriche feminalis Grünberg, 1911 = Cosmotriche intermedia Tutt, 1902 = Cosmotriche inversa Caradja, 1895 = Philudoria japonica De Lajonquière, 1978 = Philudoria lilacina Cockayne, 1951 = Cosmotriche lutescens Tutt, 1902 = Cosmotriche midas Bryk, 1941 = Cosmotriche mikado Bryk, 1941 = Cosmotriche nigrescens Lempke, 1937 = Cosmotriche obscura Closs, 1920 = Cosmotriche obsoleta Rebel, 1910 = Cosmotriche obsoleta-berolinensis Tutt, 1902 = Cosmotriche obsoleta-extrema Tutt, 1902 = Cosmotriche obsoleta-lutescens Tutt, 1902 = Cosmotriche obsoleta-potatoria Tutt, 1902 = Philudoria occidentalis Lempke, 1950 = Cosmotriche pallida Spuler, 1908 = Cosmotriche proxima Tutt, 1902 = Philudoria rosea Lempke, 1950 = Philudoria sordidula Cockayne, 1951 = Cosmotriche suffusa Closs, 1917 = Philudoria transitoria Lempke, 1950 = Philudoria uniformis Cockayne, 1951 = Cosmotriche unimacula Foltin, 1942 = Philudoria variegata Cockayne, 1951.

Drinker Moth


Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky*; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #22. Krasnoyarsky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky; #25. Tuvinsky; #26. Predbaikalsky; #27. Pribaikalsky; #28. Zabaikalsky; #29. Zapadno-Yakutsky; #36. Sredne-Amursky; #37. Nizhne-Amursky; #38. Sakhalin; #39. Yuzhno-Kurilsky; #40. Primorsky.

* An asterisk denotes a region for which the species is listed as an migrant or information that requires additional checking.

Forewing length

28—39 mm.


46—70 mm.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Самец и самка  (Euthrix potatoria)

Detailed information with references

Synonyms and combinations

  • Cosmotriche potatoria. [85]. Peter Khramov.

Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Wingspan: 46-70 mm. Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.


  • Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1]. Peter Khramov.
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, the European Central European South taiga, Trans-Baikal, West Caucasian (?), Western Yakutia, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Kola, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny-Amur, of Baikal, Pribaikalskiy, Primorye, Sakhalin, Mid-Amur, Mid-Volzhsky, Mid-Ural, Sredneobskaya, Tuva, South West Siberian Yuzhno-Kuril, South Ural. [3]. Peter Khramov.
  • Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina?, The British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands , Poland, Portugal (mainland), Russia, Romania, Northern Ireland, Slovakia,Slovenia ?, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia ?, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia ?. [10]. Peter Khramov.

Larva food plants

  • Alopecurus, Deschampsia, Dactylis, Elytrigia, Carex, Luzula and other representatives of the Gramineae. [28]. Peter Khramov.
  • Reed (Phragmites), Rogoz (Typha), sedge (Carex), Cereals (Gramíneae) Personal communication. Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Subspecies Euthrix potatoria


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Svyatoslav Knyazev, Vitaly Gumenuk.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Main characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Vasiliy Feoktistov.

Color characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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27.06.2015 16:30, Vasiliy Feoktistov Corrected data.

Wingspan: No formalized data → 46—70 mm.

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