View of brown, grey, white and yellow butterfly on gorse

Grayling. Photo: Refoy

Grayling, Upton Heath

View of Brown, grey, white and yellow butterfly on gorse

Grayling. Photo: Shona Refoy

Shona writes:

I went to Upton Heath this afternoon 24/08/2019, and saw at least 7 Grayling, including this pair. The male is the upper butterfly in the first photo, and seems to be courting the female. The female is the upper butterfly in the second photo. I’m not sure if she’s in mating refusal position, or whether they were coupled – if they were it wasn’t for long! They flew away soon after I took this photo, and I lost sight of them while I was extracting myself from the gorse bush! Whatever they were doing, I’m very happy to have got a photo of at least part of a Grayling upper-wing.

 

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