Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Rather sparsely recorded due to its early flight period (January-March) but said to be frequently taken at light, at rest on tree trunks and as larvae (SMJ) in all five vice-counties. The melanic form, f. monochraria (Staudinger), is often most frequent in urban areas.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread all across the county. Once noticeable change since 2000 is the appearance of this species before the year end often starting in late November.
Recorded in 135 (68%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1847. Last Recorded in 2023. Additional Stats