Grayling - Hipparchia semele

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Family: Satyridae.

Flight Time: June - September

Size: 42-50mm

Altitude: 0-2000m

A well camouflaged species which angles its wings so as to leave no shadow. It is quite variable with many named subspecies, also a large number of similar species in Europe, some only separable by examination of the genitalia!

 

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Grasses

Heathland, mainly coastal in the UK

Grayling distribution

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