SK5243 : Gatekeeper (Pyronia Tithonus) underside

taken 12 years ago, near to Bulwell, Nottingham, Great Britain

Gatekeeper (Pyronia Tithonus) underside
Gatekeeper (Pyronia Tithonus) underside
Also known as the Hedge Brown, the Gatekeeper is common in all southern counties of England, and in lowland Wales, wherever wild grasses and shrubs grow together, but is absent from Scotland. It is sometimes confused with the much larger Meadow Brown which has less orange and only one white pupil in the eyespot on the upperwing. They seem to like yellow flowers in particular, & so may often be found on ragwort or fleabane. See also SK5243 : Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus), male.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 July, 2006   (more nearby)
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 525 437 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:59.2843N 1:13.1632W
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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