Hedge Brown, Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus)

Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Nymphalidae (nim-FAL-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Pyronia
Species: tithonus

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On Aug 8, 2008, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a butterfly of woodland edge, particularly partial to bramble flowers. It is a widespread species in europe, though in Britain it is mainly found in the south and centre.
The larvae feed on Poa and Milium grasses.