A gatekeeper butterfly munching on brambles, a wayside and hedgerow butterfly it is found throughout C and S England and Wales. The caterpillar feeds on grass.
The Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus) sometimes called the Hedge Brown is a common butterfly in the United Kingdom. It is a member of the subfamily Satyrinae in the family Nymphalidae.
Taken in hedgerow, Send, near Woking Surrey


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Now 54, have had several career paths but now would like to concentrate on an environmental or wildlife role. married with three children and three grandsons who live in Australia.
Have recently moved house and am now living in Hunston, a little village situated nicely between Pagham and Selsey in West Sussex.

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  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 4 years ago

    Dave, this is really beautiful. The photograph has a warm glow. Very pleasant indeed.

  • Thank you my angel, glad you like this, something a little different, you take care and have a great weekend, very best wishes dave

    – Grandalf

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    Stunning and a fav Dave.

  • Grandalf
    Grandalfover 4 years ago

    Thanks Nick

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

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