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

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map