Drepanidae: Thyatirinae

1652 (ABH65.008) Peach Blossom Thyatira batis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

KR07481

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
Whitelye Moor, Gwent
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Flies at dusk and comes to light, often not entering the trap.

 

Pupates in a cocoon on soil or just below.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Bramble (Rubus fruticosus)
Flying: One generation, May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, heathland and light scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 76 (28.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 May to 05 September



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
Red, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5