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'Blind' Gatekeeper

Observed: 7th August 2013 By: ahbahb’s reputation in Invertebratesahb’s reputation in Invertebratesahb’s reputation in Invertebratesahb’s reputation in Invertebrates
P1100934
Description:

I guess the false 'eyes' served their purpose and were pecked out by a bird?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus) interacts

Comments

Amadan's picture

You're right

I've seen many seriously "hen-pecked" butterflies this summer. I don't know whether this is the result of generally low insect numbers, causing the birds to try anything when they're hungry.