29 May 2012
28 May 2012 – Peach Blossom
|Peach Blossom (Thyatira batis)|
Never having seen real peach blossom a comparison had to be made and the computer image-bank shows the description is accurate. This delicately patterned and beautifully coloured moth is unmistakeable and was recognised immediately even though this is a first appearance at Shandy Hall. Thyatira batis is the Latin name : Thyatira was one of the seven churches in the Book of Revelation; batis refers to the bramble on which the larvae feed. It is an animated moth that doesn’t like being disturbed so getting it positioned for a photograph was not straightforward. Welcome species number 182.