drinker moth


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drinker moth

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(Animals) a large yellowish-brown bombycid eggar moth, Philudoria potatoria, having a stout hairy body, the larvae of which drink dew and feed on grasses. Also called: drinker
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At Neston he saw the caterpillars of oak eggar and drinker moths, while newly emerged cinnabar moths were on the seawall at Leasowe.