Nymphalidae: Satyrinae

07436 Grayling Hipparchia semele, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1621 (ABH59.013)


General InformationOverwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: M: 51-56mm, F: 54-62mm
Foodplant(s): Sheep's-fescue (Festuca ovina), Red Fescue (Fectuca rubra), Bristle Bent (Agrostis curtisii), Early Hair-grass (Aira praecox), grasses
Flying: One generation, early July-late September
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Dry heathland, grassland, quarries, earthworks and open, stony woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 18 (0.9%) of the 1900 10km squares of Bulgaria.

Last recorded in June 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 04 June to 28 July

Larva Type:
White, brown, pink, green