The Grayling is predominantly a coastal species and is a master of camouflage becoming almost invisible when it rests with wings closed. It is found in very similar habitat to the Wall Brown, that is dry limestone grassland with bare stony patches around Morecambe bay becoming restricted to coastal dunes and heaths further north.

Where to look

Almost anywhere around the coast where there is suitable habitat, Drigg Dunes, SD050985 is a good place; look on bare sandy soil. It is also found at Whitbarrow Scar, SD442871 and other areas of limestone grassland around Morecambe Bay including Hutton Roof, SD565777 and Arnside Knott, SD457774.

Record distribution and images.

When to look

Early July to late August

Recorded flight times. Cumulative records. Annual frequency.