Butterflies And Lavender

Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus

I have three Lavender bushes in my small garden, and the bees and butterflies really enjoy visiting them. Next year I may consider planting a lavender hedge, if I can make room for one. This butterfly with the twin spots is called the Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus).

Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus

Gatekeeper Pyronia tithonus

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July 2018, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. Β© Pete Hillman.

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40 thoughts on “Butterflies And Lavender

  1. How gorgeous! If I was passing I would have to pick a flower and rub it between my fingertips … having asked your permission of course. And not to disturb the butterfly…

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  2. Lovely images of this beautiful butterfly. It looks like the same species we used to have on our terrace among our flowers but we had no lavender but lots of butterflies πŸ™‚ Today our terrace and flowers are unfortunately gone.

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  3. On the lookout for Gatekeepers right now, and going to look through my few butterfly photos to see if Gatekeepers have wandered in without me knowing their identities (there’s a lot of this). I’ve never heard that name before, hopefully they will keep visiting your lavender. Beautiful photos.

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