Thursday, 30 July 2015

Bugs in the Garden - Gatekeeper Butterfly

I have read up and found that this is a male Gatekeeper Butterfly.  There have been several around the garden.  This one is basking in the sunshine on the holy tree just behind the marjoram which they are on..  I love the two figure of 8 on each forewing.  It was still cold from the low temperatures overnight, and I caught this on my early morning slug and snail hunt yesterday.

1 comment:

  1. We have seen this butterfly in our Lancashire garden this summer. We didn't know what it was so thanks for identifying it. Gillian at