Drepanidae : Thyatirinae
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Peach Blossom
Thyatira batis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1652 / 65.008

Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout Britain, the larva feeding on bramble (Rubus fruticosus). In Dorset, this wonderfully-coloured moth is generally distributed but at low density, favouring woodland margins and clearings, hedges, scrubby heaths and waste ground where its foodplant is frequent. A partial second brood occurs during August.

Recorded in 40 (100%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1903.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Bramble
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
23/07/201929ST61 Sherborne
21/07/2019+9SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe
14/07/2019+9SY39 Lyme Regis
12/07/201919ST61 Sherborne

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