Yorkshire Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and sometimes common in all five vice-counties. Recorded from most types of habitat, although less frequent in moorland areas.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the county in many different habitats. A small second brood in August/September became regular after 2000 and has grown in size to be half as big as the first brood. This has fuelled a rise in numbers of records in the last few years. This species has the reputation of entering the ears of moth trappers standing near the light. Do let us know if this has happened to you!
Recorded in 182 (91%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1879. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats