Small Gatekeepers ?

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Small Gatekeepers ?

Postby SteveMcBill on Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:48 am

Small Gatekeepers ?

Has anyone else noticed that the Gatekeepers (Pyronia tithonus) seem to be very small this year (2013) ???

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Re: Small Gatekeepers ?

Postby davidtomlinson on Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:52 am

The females seem typical to me; males might be a shade on the small side. Saw some minute second brood Common Blues (Polyommatus icarus) on Longstone Edge yesterday (18th August 2013). I know the second brood is always smaller, but these were Small Blue (Cupido minimus) size.

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