Another day, another butterfly. Be thankful it's not a spider – my mother's complained about the nasty shocks she gets when I post a spider on the blog, so I resisted the temptation today. This fine specimen of a butterfly is a Gatekeeper, also known colloquially as the Hedge brown. In this case you can tell it is a female because it lacks the 'sex brands' on the forewings, which look like dark brown burn marks on the male, spoiling that big patch of orange.

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  1. Thanks…that’s an ” aaaaah” not an ” Aaaargh!!”

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