Butterflies are part of the class of Insects in the order Lepidoptera.
Adult butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. The group comprises the true butterflies (superfamily Papilionoidea), the skippers (superfamily Hesperioidea) and the moth-butterflies (superfamily Hedyloidea). Butterfly fossils date to the mid Eocene epoch, 40–50 million years ago.
Photographer - Chris Brown
The gatekeeper is orange with two large brown spots on its wings and a brown pattern on the edge of its wings. The eyespots on the forewing most likely deflect bird attacks away from the butterfly’s body, therefore the gatekeeper is often seen resting with its wings open.