Scientific name: Thyatira batis
Late May to late July with a second generation in England from late August to September. Common throughout Britain. A beautifully marked and distinctive moth with pink spots on brown wings.
The adults fly at night and are attracted to light. In the day, they hide in ground cover.
The larvae can be seen from July to mid-September, remaining on the foodplant when young and then as they become larger feeding mainly at night and hiding in leaf litter during the day.
Size and Family
- Family – Thyatiridae
- Medium Sized
- Wingspan Range – 32-38mm
- UK BAP: Not listed
Caterpillar Food Plants
Bramble (Rubus fruiticosus).
Most numerous in light woodland and scrub but also in many other places where Bramble grows, including urban areas.
- Countries – England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland
- Common throughout England and Wales, the Isle of Man and Ireland. More local in Scotland. Widespread in the Channel Islands.