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