Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local migrant/wanderer.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A frequent immigrant to the British Isles, this moth reaches Yorkshire in most years. Numbers are very variable and mainly concentrated near the coast, although there are certain inland localities where it is consistently more common. It has been suggested that this is due to movement from the South of Britain rather than east-west migration (PQW pers. comm.). There is no record from VC65 but it is almost certainly occasionally present.
2012 (CHF): Almost half of the county records are from the Spurn area but this migrant can turn up anywhere. There were an unprecedented 221 records in 2006 but numbers have been in single figures each year from 2008 onwards.
Recorded in 73 (37%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1879. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats