Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A local species in Yorkshire and although regularly taken at some sites, not generally common.
2012 (CHF):This species seems to be doing well especially in oak woodland where it can be locally common, eg 70 at Kilburn on 16.3.2009. Widespread in suitable habitat across the county and sometimes coming to gardens. One of the more striking spring moths.
Recorded in 121 (61%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1883. Last Recorded in 2023. Additional Stats