Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and fairly widespread resident.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded in all five vice-counties. Common at times in rural areas, including moorland, this species has also succeeded better than most at colonising the suburbs and even inner city areas. It has a wide range of foodplants, records in Yorkshire include garden roses, sallow, heather, osier, gooseberry, birch, beech and cranberry.
2012 (CHF): Most often encountered by day but occasionally coming to light. Commonest on the lower ground. Numbers have dropped recently especially in 2011 when there was a big fall to only 22 records.
Recorded in 147 (74%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1879. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats