Cliciwch ar y lluniau am fersiynau
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Fairly common butterfly
in Lleyn. The Gatekeeper is a butterfly of rough places where tall grasses
grow intermixed with brambles, bracken, scrub etc.
The adult is on the wing in high summer from about mid-July to the end of
August and eggs are laid on various grasses such as bents and fescues. The
resulting larvae overwinter as an early instar and only recommence feeding
the following spring.
Superficially this butterfly resembles the Meadow Brown but it is smaller
and has more orange on the wings.