Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded fairly commonly in all five vice-counties in areas where birch is well established such as heathlands in the Vale of York. It is also the most frequent Prominent in Wharfedale (WNS).
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread with two overlapping broods. No recent changes in numbers or distribution. There can be impressive numbers in birch woodland, eg 77 at North Cliffe Wood on 6.8.2010.
Recorded in 162 (81%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1883. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats