Brown Hairstreak Aberrations

Due to the sheer number of named aberrations for some species, not all are shown on the species pages - only those for which corresponding images are available. This page, however, provides access to all of the named aberrations for a given species, where known and Goodson & Read (1969) is a key resource in this regard.

Species:

Introduction

Description to be completed.

Unclassified Aberrations

Brown Hairstreak male - ab - Shipton Bellinger - 07-08-2016

Photo © Wurzel

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ab. cuneata (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.279.)

Female. On the hindwings a series of interneural streaks, parallel with the margin and pointing towards the base.

ab. fisonii (Wheeler.Butts.Switz.1903.p.47.)

Female. The normal orange markings replaced by yellowish.

ab. grisea (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.278.)

Male. Like ab. lutea Tutt but the three patches on the forewings faintly grey instead of orange or yellowish.

ab. lata (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.279.)

Female. The orange patch at the end of the cell broad but not crossed by black nervures.

Brown Hairstreak - imago - Thatcham - 23-Jul-06 (0459) [REARED]

Photo © Pete Eeles
23-Jul-2006

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ab. latalineata (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.279.)

Female. The orange patch at the end of the cell broad and crossed by black nervures.

ab. lineata (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.279.)

Female. The orange patch at the end of the discoidal cell is crossed by black nervures.

ab. lutea (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.278.)

Male. Like ab. spinosae Gerhard with three small patches on the forewings, one at the end of the discoidal cell with two smaller ones beneath it, but faintly yellowish instead of orange.

ab. major (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.280.)

Large specimens above 40mm.

ab. melanthea (Cabeau.Rev.Mens.Soc.Ent.Nam.1922.22.p.26.)

Male. The ground colour black instead of the normal brown.

ab. minor (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.280.)

Small specimens below 30mm.

ab. pallida (Tutt.Brit.Butts.1896.p.203.)

Male. Brown with the patch at the end of the discoidal cell whitish.

ab. restricta (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.279.)

Female. The orange patch at the end of the cell narrow and not crossed by black nervures.

ab. restricta-lineata (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.279.)

Female. The orange patch at the end of the cell narrow and crossed by black nervures.

ab. spinosae (Gerhard.Mon.Beitr.Schmett.1853.pl.3.f.2.)

Male. Brown with an orange patch at the end of the discoidal cell and two smaller interneural patches beneath.

Brown Hairstreak - imago - Thatcham - 31-Jul-09 (1) {REARED}

Photo © Pete Eeles
31-Jul-2009

Brown Hairstreak - imago - Thatcham - 31-Jul-09 (2) {REARED}

Photo © Pete Eeles
31-Jul-2009

Brown Hairstreak - imago - Thatcham - 31-Jul-09 (3) {REARED}

Photo © Pete Eeles
31-Jul-2009

Brown Hairstreak - male - Thatcham - 21-Jul-16 [REARED]

Photo © Pete Eeles
21-Jul-2016

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ab. steinbuhleri (Hoffmann.Mitt.Ver.Steierm.1914.50.p.287.)

The underside devoid of markings except the discoidal spots. Description from Seitz.

ab. subunicolor (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.278.)

Male. Fuscous except for a pale orange shade at the end of the discoidal cell. This would seem to be the same as Tutt's idea of the male type form.

ab. uncilinea (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.280.)

Underside. The inner white line on the hindwings is curved upwards at the bottom in the form of a hook.

Brown Hairstreak ab. uncilinea - Whitecross Green Wood

Photo © Trev Sawyer

Brown Hairstreak (f) ab unclilinea 100dpi Whitecross Green Wood 080729 9161 [David Newland]

Photo © David Newland
29-Jul-2008

Brown Hairstreak female (ab. uncilinea) - Steyning, East Sussex 12-Aug-2015

Photo © Neil Hulme
12-Aug-2015

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ab. unicolor (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.278.)

= sinemacula Thiery-Mieg.Le Nat.1910.32.p.154.

Male. No pale patch at the end of the discoidal cell on the upperside of the forewings, therefore unicolorous brown.

ab. unistrigata (Schultz.(Rebel).Berges.Schmett.1909.Ed.9.p.60.)

On the underside of the hindwings there is only a single transverse line.

ab. virgata (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.280.)

On the underside of the hindwings there are two complete white lines, the usually short inner one being completed downwards, and the enclosed area is darker, forming a band.