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Orange Butterfly on Ridgeway

Observed: 14th July 2012 By: lyndapick
orange butterfly 1a

Small orange butterfly seen in grassland on Ridgeway in Oxfordshire. We think it might be a gatekeeper or small heath.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Meadow Brown (Maniola jurtina) interacts


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Meadow Brown

Hi Lynda

Two white dots in eye spot = GK one = MB
also the two lightbrown spots on the folded hind wing


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I thought that too -

But a previous exchange of comments on this site disabused me - the Meadow Brown can have a double spot, too, it seems.
In this case, though, I think it's the right one. Unless - given the orientation - it's an Australian migrant...