Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local resident.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Not recorded since Porritt (1883-86) when it was reported to be not uncommon at Bishop Wood (VC64) in some seasons. There is also one specimen labelled 'Sheffield' in the Sheldon collection (Garland, 1979) but he collected from a large area under this label and so we cannot be sure whether this is a Yorkshire specimen. It is still occasionally taken in Lincolnshire (Duddington & Johnson, 1983) and is well established in the Sherwood Forest area of Nottinghamshire (Bee, 1988).
Current status (CHF, 2011): Porritt mentions that this species used to be "not uncommon" at Bishop's Wood, Selby. A small population of this predominantly southern moth seems to be still present in north Nottinghamshire. One on Hatfield Moor in 2010 may have come from this population.
Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.
Recorded in 3 (2%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1883. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats