Peach Blossom - Thyatira batis

    Description

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

    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