Yorkshire Status: Common and fairly widespread resident.
Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded but rarely common in all five vice-counties. The larvae and pupae can often be found in stems of creeping thistle and ragwort. This is another species which is very common in the South of Britain, becoming scarcer towards the North.
2012 (CHF): Fairly common and widespread across the county. Numbers seem to have increased a little recently and it is doing better in the north than it appeared to be doing in 1989.
Recorded in 137 (69%) of 200 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1883. Last Recorded in 2022. Additional Stats