Gatekeeper Butterfly

Posted: October 5, 2013 in Butterflies and Moths, Natural History
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The Gatekeeper (also sometimes known as the Hedge Brown) is commonly found in England and Wales, but is absent from Scotland. It is usually found, as its alternative name suggests, around the field and meadow margins and hedges. This may account for the name gatekeeper as it would have been frequently observed at the entrances to fields and meadows. The adult feeds on Bramble, Thistle and Privet amongst other plants. It is usually seen on the wing in July and August.

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