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Pyronia tithonus


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Pyronia tithonus - gatekeeper

Switzerland, July 2013

Pyronia tithonus - gatekeeper

Switzerland, July 2013

Pyronia tithonus - gatekeeper

Male, Switzerland, July 2012

Female, Suffolk, August 2006

Female, August 2006

Male (video frame)

Female (video frame)

Val d'Aran, July 2005

This species is similar to the southern gatekeeper, which is found in the south of Europe. The latter species, however, has a broken sex brand on the male upperside and a distinctive underside. Sadly I have no photographs of the Spanish gatekeeper, which flew commonly in Gibraltar while I was there and I have alse seen in Spain and Portugal.