Spanish gatekeeper - Pyronia bathseba


Family: Satyridae

Flight Time: late April - July

Size: 30-32mm

Altitude: 300-1700m

Superficially similar to the other gatekeepers or Pyronia species. The strong white stripe is very noticeable, even in flight.

Not restricted to Spain, but can be seen in north Africa and across southern France.


Fact File

Similar Species Foodplants Habitat Distribution

Pyronia tithonus

Pyronia cecilia

Brachypodium Grassy, bushy places.

Spanish gatekeeper distribution.


Early Stages




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