Male and female Gatekeepers at West Knighton

Two similar butterflies sitting on leaves.

Female (left) and Male (right) Gatekeepers. Photo: James Gould

James says: “Here is a photo I took today [04/07/2017] at West Knighton sand and gravel pits. It shows a good comparison of male and female Gatekeeper. Although the undersides of the sexes are similar, the uppersides are distinct, the smaller male is deeper orange with a broad, dark sex brand across the forewings.”

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