Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Often common in wooded areas and the larvae are sometimes conspicuous in privet hedges in city areas (SLS pers. comm.). Most widely recorded from vice-counties 62-64 but also less commonly in VC61 and VC65. Melanic specimens (ab. nigra (Prout) are frequent, but the proportion of these has decreased noticeably in the south of VC63 in recent years.
2012 (CHF): Doing well in the county and is common and widespread.
Recorded in 159 (80%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1879. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats