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What I think is a gatekeeper butterfly, Pyronia tithonus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae).  The meadow brown (Maniola jurtina) and small heath, Coenonympha pamphilus, are similar and I original thought the above butterfly was a small heath but changed my mind when I noticed the 3 small white spots on the underside of the hind wing).

Photo taken in The Wilderness, Whiteknights Park, Reading University grounds, Reading, UK, on 2010-07-30.

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