Yorkshire Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from all five vice-counties, and often frequent to common in suburban areas where the larvae feed on a variety of garden and allotment plants. There is a lack of really rural sites for the species, nearly all the records coming from near villages or habitation of some sort.
2012 (CHF): Widespread and common across the county with no recent change in distribution or numbers.
Recorded in 145 (73%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1845. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats