Yorkshire Status: Abundant and widespread resident.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: One of the most generally distributed and common moths in Yorkshire, although never approaching the abundance levels of Noctua pronuba (Linnaeus). Recorded throughout all five vice-counties.
2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the whole county particularly in grassy areas. A small second generation has become more noticeable in recent years but beware second generation Common Wainscots which can have slightly smoky hindwings.
Recorded in 177 (89%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1874. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats