The Gatekeeper. by jayfar ()
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This is the Gatekeeper butterfly (Pyronia tithonus) also known as Hedge Brown. The sexes are similar but the female lacks the dark scent patch seen here on the male forewing. The eye spots on the forewing usually has two pupils. The underside of the forewing is largely orange and the hindwing is yellow and brown with brown-ringed white spots. The butterfly is very fond of bramble blossom and Winter is passed as a caterpillar. Size 19mm. Please zoom for more detail.
Info from a Collins pocket book.
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Image Comments (35)
Celart () 1:39AM | Fri, 10 August 2012
Beautiful butterfly. But I love your quite impressionistic points, made with flowers and DOF use. Bravo
photosynthesis () 2:02AM | Fri, 10 August 2012
Beautiful shot - the background sets off the butterfly perfectly...
EJD64 () 8:33AM | Fri, 10 August 2012
Really great photo of the butterfly. I haven't seen any of these at the Butterfly Pavilion.
dochtersions () 10:28AM | Fri, 10 August 2012
A lovely capture, and a very beautiful butterfly, Jeff. I believe I never saw this kind here, so thank you very much for sharing; it's an instant fave for me!
pat40 () 12:30PM | Fri, 10 August 2012
Lovely pic. we went to the Field of dreams Yesterday. never saw you.
jgkane () 3:09PM | Fri, 10 August 2012
A cracking capture, my friend. I've only seen one butterfly, as opposed to a moth, this year. That was a couple of days ago, at Castle Ward, on the edge of Strangford Lough, County Down, Northern Ireland, yards from where they film part of the 'Game of Thrones' TV series. Back in Glasgow, today, the sun came out and stayed out. Somebody at the Met office must have made a mistake somewhere .. ;o) Warm regards, John.
Fidelity2 () 3:59PM | Fri, 10 August 2012
Your art-work is so nice. I thank you for your masterpiece. 5+!
npauling () 7:52PM | Fri, 10 August 2012
A lovely capture of this beautiful little butterfly, the white daisies really set him off.
PREECHER () 9:11PM | Fri, 10 August 2012
excellent shot and the fellow looks to be in perfect shape...no nasty predators nipped it's wings yet... chills and thrills
debbielove () 8:04AM | Sat, 11 August 2012
A beautiful butterfly! Really good shot.. I've seen SO few this year I think due to the really bad and lengthy rain we've had.. Thanks for showing this mate! A beauty! Rob