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|Male, 28 July 1980||17 July 1976|
The Gatekeeper is also known as the Hedge Brown, which indicates the
type of place where it can be found. Hedgerows, scrubby grasslands
and woodland rides are typical habitats. The larvae feed on several
|The female lacks the dark markings
across the forewings, caused by
scent-scales in the male
10 August 1978
The Gatekeeper is one of our commonest butterflies, and under no
apparent threat at present.
Flight PeriodMid July to mid August.
DistributionThroughout the area.