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Monday, 19 August 2013

Grayling Butterflies


Reading of the decline of Graylings in our newsletter (Thanks again Ian!) I did see 10 adults (and 20+ Marbled White) on the east side of the Pembrey Burrows on 19th July and 8 adults there again on 9th August. It seems an ideal spot for them with the little track sheltered by the gorse-bushes that leads to the little summerhouse affair at the end.


  1. It`ll be great to get some inland records....perhaps you can persuade Julian Friese to keep an eye out for graylings and walls....Mynydd Llangyndeyrn near Crwbin (Gwendraeth Valley) is -or used to be- a good place, on the wide rock outcrops.

  2. here's an inland record, Ian... I watched a grayling last Thursday 15th on the bare soil banks of an open forest ride at Allt Erwhen, near Cwrt y cadno (SN675436). Spent most of its time with folded wings, hindwing hiding forewing and on its side with wings touching the soil - the book says this is temperature regulation to catch the sun but it was also superb camouflage. When disturbed it flew up but soon resumed this posture. A male I think.

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