Pyronia bathseba

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Spanish gatekeeper
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Nymphalidae
Genus: Pyronia
Species: P. bathseba
Binomial name
Pyronia bathseba
(Fabricius, 1793)[1]
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Synonyms
  • Papilio bathseba
  • Papilio pasiphae
  • Epinephele pasiphae
  • Maniola bathseba

Pyronia bathseba, the Spanish gatekeeper, is a butterfly of the family Nymphalidae. It is found on the Iberian Peninsula and in France, Morocco, and Algeria. A similar gatekeeper species is Pyronia tithonus, which is found in northern Europe.

Description[edit]

The wingspan is 18–19 mm. The butterfly is on wing from May to July depending on the location.

Biology[edit]

The larvae feed on Poaceae species, mainly Brachypodium species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pyronia Hübner, [1819]" at Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms

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