Bath White 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.



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Unclassified Aberrations

Bath White male (pale ab.) -  Clermont l'Herault, France 12-Feb-2016

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ab. addenda (Dufrane.Bull.Soc.Ent.Belg.1947.83.p.50.)

Female. On the upperside of the forewings is a supplementary black spot, well marked, in the interneural space 2, above the large black spot near the inner margin.

ab. alba (Müller.Int.Ent.Z.1930.24.p.154.)

Completely without black spots on the upperside, the pattern of the underside showing through faintly.

ab. alligata (Lempke.Tijdschr.Ent.1953.96.p.281.)

Female. On the upperside of the forewings the black spot above the inner margin is connected by a black suffusion with the discal spot and this spot by black lines along nervures 2 and 3 with the black spots of the outer margin.

ab. anastomosica (Strand.Int.Ent.Z.1909.3.p.78.)

On the upperside of the forewings the white spot in cell 4 of the black marginal band is not enclosed in the black but united with the white ground colour.

ab. anthracina (Strand.Ent.Z.1904.18.p.85.)

A remarkable dullness or darkening of the pale ground colour of the upper and underside.

ab. bimaculata (Rocci.Atti.Soc.Ligust.Sc.Nat.1919.30.p.32.,Verity.nom.nud.1908.)

Female. A supplementary spot to the discal spot on the upperside of the forewings.

ab. cinerea (Delahaye.Suppl.Cat.Lep.Maine-et-Loire.1909.)

On the upperside the normal black spots are greyish, some males have almost white wings.

ab. conjugata (Mezger.Lamb.1930.30.p.179.)

Female. On the upperside of the forewings the black spot near the inner margin is united by black scales to the lower part of the antemarginal black border.

ab. drueti (Dufrane.Ann.Soc.Ent.Belg.1947.83.p.49.)

Female. Spring generation. On the underside the green is not strong, the white patterns much reduced especially the cellular spot and discal band, which is narrowed and shortened.

ab. eluta (

The discoidal spot of the forewings reduced to a small dot.

ab. expansa (Verity.Ent.Rec.1919.31.p.87.,see Ent.Rec.34.p.125.)

Enormous size, often over 45mm. First described as a race from Tuscany but later found by the author to be found in all European localities.

ab. flavopicta (

On the underside the green is replaced by yellow.

ab. infragrisea (Goodson.Entom.1953.96.p.281.)

On the underside the yellow scales, usually the most prominent in the chequered background, are absent, leaving the margins uniformly grey.

ab. mariformis (

Female. The black spot nearest the hind margin of the forewings (above the inner margin) is absent.

ab. mediodilata (

The figure shows a female underside with the black discoidal spot considerably enlarged. On the hindwings the green basal area is without the usual white spots or only a slight trace of the upper one.

ab. minuscula (

= minor Ksienchopolsky.Trav.Soc.Wolhyn.1911.Sep.8.p.25.
= nana Verity.Ent.Rec.1922.34.p.125.

Extremely small. With both minuscula Verity and minor Ksienchopolsky being 1911, it is difficult to say which has priority.

ab. montensis (Dufrane.Ann.Soc.Ent.Belg.1947.83.p.50.)

Female. On the upperside of the forewings the black patterns strongly marked except the black spot above the inner margin which is reduced to slight dusting (atoms). The hindwings less marked with black than in the type form. On the underside the green parts are much paler than usual and the white parts extremely reduced, especially the median band, and the cellular white is reduced to a large dot.

ab. nigrans (

The figure shows the black pattern enhanced, the apical black area linking up with the discoidal black spot by black dusting along the veins. The basal area of all wings dusted with dark scales as far as the discoidal spots.

ab. nitschei (Gornik.Z.Ost.Ent.Ver.1932.17.p.81.)

Male. On the upperside of the forewings there is an inner-marginal black spot feebly scaled but clearly defined, normally not present in the male. The hindwings show a large black costal spot and spots at the end of the veins enlarged.

ab. ochrea (Verity.Rhop.Pal.1911.p.327.)

Female. The upperside yellow-ochre or brownish-yellow.

ab. rondoui (

The figure shows two specimens with a large suffused patch in the centre of the forewings, situated near the costa and covering the discoidal spot. It reaches the black apical pattern and its shape is roughly triangular. The underside of the hindwings is entirely green with a feeble trace of white macules.

ab. subviridis (Pionneau.Echange.1937.53.p.2.)

On the upperside of the hindwings the colour is slightly greenish instead of yellowish.

ab. sulphurea (Oberthür.Bull.Soc.Ent.Fr.1884.p.LXXXV.)

= flavescens Oberthür.Etudes Ent.1888.12.p.22.
= flava Oberthür.Etudes

Male. Upper and underside ground colour of a beautiful yellow or canary-yellow. Oberthür, for no apparent reason, named the females of this form flavescens. These had the ground colour sulphur-yellow. He, again, named the same male from Biskra, first called sulphurea, this time calling it flava and describing it, and another similar specimen, as chrome-yellow.