Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A fairly local species, although recorded from all five vice-counties. Often found at light in areas with gardens and allotments where the larvae feed on currants and gooseberry. P. Q. Winter reports that larvae reared at Muston (VC61) preferred gooseberry which is also fairly common growing wild in the area, but currants have been reported as the foodplant elsewhere.
2012 (CHF): Still fairly widespread across the county in small numbers but there has been a slight decline in records in recent years.
Recorded in 132 (66%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1880. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats