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Brown and orange buttefly. This picture is of a female Gatekeeper.
Excellent references on http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/index.php...
@bayucca Thanks :-) Have added.
Please, add this wonderful shot to the new mission of European butterflies and moth!http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8574...
@Andy: Thanks for the lovely story :-)
Acccording to Wikipedia the name "Gatekeeper" may refer to its frequent occurrence near field gates and to the man who was responsible for the toll gates in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries when butterflies were more numerous than they are today. As indicated by its alternate name, the gatekeeper butterfly prefers the habitat of meadow margins and hedges; field gates are often in such locations, and thus the Gatekeeper can be found much more frequently in such locations than the Meadow Brown for example.
I like the name and the pictures.
think this may be a male though. Anyone else know?
Great picture :0)
Spotted on Jul 22, 2011 Submitted on Aug 18, 2011
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