Hipparchia semele ssp semele   Grayling

Hipparchia semele Hipparchia semele

This butterfly is rarely seen with its wings open except when flying so this underwing view is the commonest. It feeds on various grasses such as Festuca ssp but is often recorded near the coast where Amophila arenaria (Marram Grass), another of its food plants, is found in the dunes.

Hipparchia semele

Hipparchia semele ssp semele Grayling

Rock near cliff Bolberry Down, Devon 12th July 2009

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Hipparchia semele ssp semele Grayling

LHS: Bolberry Down, Devon, 12th July 2009 RHS: Talacre Dunes 30th July 2007

Added on 26th June 2008, updated 6th November 2008, updated 8th June 2010 and 17th June 10

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