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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and widespread resident.

Local Record: Grade 1   See here for explanation

Flight time: One generation, May-Aug.

Forewing: 16-19mm.

Foodplant: Bramble.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded195619861956
Year last recorded201120112011
Number of records769491636
Number of individuals929591976
Unique positions24311508
Unique locations18110382
Adult records645471384
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 1636 records from 382 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.


1652 Peach Blossom 03
© Paul Harris
1652 Peach Blossom 02
© Tom Morris
1652 Peach Blossom 01
© Will Bown 16 July 2012

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.

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.

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