The Moths of Suffolk
1652 Peach Blossom, Thyatira batis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread

Habitats : Woodland, heathland and light scrub but may occur anywhere its foodplant occurs

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to early August

Larval foodplants : Bramble

Morley's Final Catalogue : Far scarcer than in south-west England, but scattered all over the County, except perhaps on the Breck. Sparingly at sugar in Bentley Woods (Ml, Pyett,Baylis) ; occasionally at Waldringfield (Wlr); Henham in 1936 (Gd); several at light in Bungay (Mn); on sugar at Fritton as late as 28 August in 1932.

Wingspan details : Forewing 16-19mm, Wingspan 39-44mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Ipswich, Suffolk (v.2003) © N Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Eye (14.vi.2000) © Paul Kitchener
Woolpit, Suffolk (24.vi.2006) © Paul Bryant
Ipswich, Suffolk (4.vi.2015) © Neil Sherman