The males are smaller than the females and have large sex brands on the upper side of each forewing [absent in the female].
|Male Gatekeeper showing the two large sex brand on the top of each forewing|
|Female gatekeeper, larger than the males with no sex brands|
The undersides are similar between the sexes but, not quite the same and it is possible to tell the difference between the males and females by the wing undersides if you look closely.
|Male Gatekeeper showing the wing undersides|
|Female Gatekeeper showing her wing undersides, which are sightly different to that of the males|
Gatekeepers roost just about anywhere, in trees, shrubs/flowers and down in the grass.
|Female Gatekeeper Roosting on Ragwort one of its favourite flowers for feeding on|