The gatekeeper is a mid-brown colour with large orangey-brown patches and one eye-spot on each forewing. The underside is lighter with several eye-spots and is slightly marbled brown. The female is paler than the male.


Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)

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Where to sight species

Open woodland, hedgerows, grassland and bramble flowers.


Nettlecombe, Seaview nature reserve, various other locations.


© Zoe Hughes
Sighting Times


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