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Gatekeeper Butterfly

Pyronia sp.




1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago
Gatekeeper Butterfly
Pyronia sp. Gatekeeper (butterfly)


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3 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Gatekeeper are both, so which one ;-)??
I already commented that I am tending towards Pyronia tithonus, the Gatekeeper. If you have a confirmation (Eduardo Marabuto, Ernestino Maravalhas?), you might add the correct scientific name in the corresponding field.

RitaMaleficaLuz
RitaMaleficaLuz 5 years ago

Thank you, but i already have the confirmation that this is a Gatekeeper :)

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

I apologize, the correct taxonomic tree should certainly be:
Nymphalidae, Satyrinae, Satyrini, Maniolia, Pyronia sp.

Do you have other pictures of it??

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Nymphalidae, Nymphalinae, Maniolini, Pyronia sp. and most probably either Pyronia tithonus, the Gatekeeper or Pyronia cecilia, the Southern Gatekeeper and I also guess it is a male. We would need more pictures to separate the 2 almost identical species.
I would slightly tend to the Gatekeeper.
http://www.schmetterling-raupe.de/art/ce...
http://www.leps.it/indexjs.htm?SpeciesPa...
http://www.leps.it/indexjs.htm?SpeciesPa...
http://www.schmetterlingswelt.com/images...
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http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/Bri...

RitaMaleficaLuz
Spotted by
RitaMaleficaLuz

Vila Real, Portugal

Lat: 41.30, Long: -7.75

Spotted on Aug 20, 2014
Submitted on Sep 30, 2014

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