Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and frequent throughout vice-counties 61 to 64, but sparse in VC65. This moth is most common in or near lowland agricultural areas as would be expected of a potential crop pest. Our records do not suggest that it occurs in pest proportions in Yorkshire.
2012 (CHF): Widespread and common in lowland Yorkshire. Populations have recovered following a crash in 2008/9. Numbers, particularly of the second generation, may be reinforced by immigration. This was particularly noticeable in the migrant autumn of 2006.
Recorded in 136 (68%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1875. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats