Species Account

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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Jul.

Forewing: 16-19mm.

Foodplant: Bramble.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831883184718831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records23927629965260
Number of individuals26834537781469
Unique positions7911511714623
Unique locations7711612615121
Adult records22726126362557
Immature records00010

For the county, we have a total of 1526 records from 491 sites. First recorded in 1847.


65.008 Peach Blossom 01
© Damian Money
65.008 Peach Blossom 06
© Andy Nunn
65.008 Peach Blossom 05
© Damian Money
65.008 Peach Blossom 04 larva
© Andy Nunn
65.008 Peach Blossom 03
© Paul Kipling, 28 Jun 2009
65.008 Peach Blossom 02
© Damian Money

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Scattered widely across all five vice-counties, this beautiful moth is more attracted to sugar than light and is generally only recorded as frequent in central and eastern areas.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county, especially in light woodland with bramble. Virtually all recent records are at light.

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