Gatekeeper - Pyronia tithonus Pyronia tithonus
Wingspan: 1.5" (4 cm)
Colour: Brown, orange and an eye spot on each wing
Appearing: July - August
Family: Satyridae
Gatekeeper Butterfly

The Gatekeeper, sometimes known as Hedge Brown, is easily mistaken for the Meadow Brown. However, it is usually much more orange and the eye spots have two white pupils.

The photo above shows a female. The male has more brown markings in the orange of its forewings, as in the photo below.

It can usually be found in woodland, hedgerows and gardens especially on bramble blossom.

Gatekeeper - Pyronia tithonus
    Gatekeeper Butterfly


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