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___________________________________________________________________ Butterflies 79 Spanish Gatekeepers

 

A close up of a flower

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SPANISH GATEKEEPER BUTTERFLY Pyronia bathsheba (f)

 

A close up of an insect on a flower

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SPANISH GATEKEEPER BUTTERFLY Pyronia bathsheba (f)

 

         This female Spanish Gatekeeper Butterfly Pyronia bathsheba feeding on Lavender Lavandula sp. was the only example of her species to have been seen during a visit to the Ardche region of southern France. The pale markings (these are less extensive in the slightly smaller males) and clearly defined ocelli should enable this southern European/North African butterfly to be separated from two other Pyronia species sharing the same habitats.

 

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