Peach Blossom - Thyatira batis

    Description

    Wingspan 32-38 mm. A beautifully-marked moth, with its pinkish spots on a brown background.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Woodland and other well wooded areas.

    When to see it

    The adults fly at night in June and July and can be attracted by bright lights or a sugar-mixture.

    Life History

    The reddish-brown caterpillar feeds on Bramble in late summer.

    UK Status

    Fairly common in throughout Britain except the extreme north. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    Reference
    65.008 BF1652

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map