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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  • 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.


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


The larvae feed on Poaceae species, mainly Brachypodium species.


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

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