Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Beaumont, 2002: VC61. Cottingham, four 27.6-4.7.1994 then annually (PAC); Bridlington, 30.6.1995, then annually (KAB); Holme-on-Spalding Moor, 15.6.1997 and subsequently (EDC); Spurn, 15.6.1999, 20.6.1999, 17.6.2000 (BRS); Kilnsea, 15.6.1995, 16.6.1999 det. BRS (DPB); Skipwith, 1.6.1999 (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC62. Appletree Village, York, 7.6.1994; Burnholme, York, 16.6.1999 (MRB); Hutton Rudby, 19.6.2000 (GWF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC63. Rossington, 26.6.1990 then annually becoming very common (RIH); West Melton, 13.6.1995, 19.6.1998 then recorded frequently in 1999 and 2000 (HEB); Wintersett Country Park, 16.6 & 3.7.1999 det. BRS, 26.6.2000 (PSm, PM et al.). NEW COUNTY RECORD.
2012 (CHF): From its first appearance in the county in 1990 this species has spread widely and can be found widely in all five vice-counties though it is still uncommon in the north west. The larvae are common on Leyland cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandii) and other similar species in gardens.
Recorded in 111 (56%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1980. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats