TG2405 : Gatekeeper butterfly (Pyronia tithonus)

taken 1 year ago, near to Caistor st Edmund, Norfolk, Great Britain

Gatekeeper butterfly (Pyronia tithonus)
Gatekeeper butterfly (Pyronia tithonus)
The Gatekeeper > LinkExternal link is a common butterfly in the United Kingdom; it belongs to the subfamily Satyrinae, of the family of Nymphalidae. Its colour and markings are very similar to the Meadow brown > LinkExternal link with which it can easily be confused; the Meadow brown, however, prefers to rest with its wings closed, whereas the Gatekeeper commonly rests with wings wide open. Gatekeepers can frequently be found near hedges and on field margins, locations where field gates are also commonly located. For a view of this particular location see > LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 5 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2417 0508 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.8347N 1:18.5132E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2417 0507
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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