The Drinker, named after its
caterpillar which drinks dew, is one of several moths with
the definite article in its name. It has two small white
spots on each wing. Above is a male with feathered antennae,
in the usual resting shape.Thanks
to Alice Luff for the photo taken in Haywards Heath.
The Drinker has a wingspan of 45-65mm,
the blonde female, shown above, being larger and yellower
than the darker male shown above left. Both have same distinctive markings
and they fly in June-August.Thanks
to Jo Lynn for the photo taken in Cornwall.