Yorkshire Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Records are scattered over all five vice-counties and it is often reported as frequent to common where it does occur. However it does seem less common than formerly in some areas and being so conspicuous, it is strange that it should not be recorded more evenly if it is as common as was often said.
Argus 47, 2001-2004:
VC61. Unprecedented numbers occurred at Spurn during mid-July 2003 with 1683 attracted to light on 18.7.2003 (PAC) (Spence, 2004).
2012 (CHF): This moth is still widely recorded across the county but not in the numbers of twenty years ago. We still receive over 200 records per year. In July 2003, unprecedented numbers occurred at Spurn with 1683 attracted to light on 18.7.2003.
Recorded in 142 (71%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1886. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats