Ringlet 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

Ringlet - Mating Pair - 12/07/2008, Hogstown Bog, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Photo © Dave McCormick
Ringlet - Mating Pair -
12-Jul-2008

Ringlet - aberration - Bentley Wood - 03-Jul-09 (1)

Photo © Pete Eeles
03-Jul-2009

Ringlet female (ab. pseudoocellatus) - Crawley, Sussex 2-July-2014

Photo © Vince Massimo
02-Jul-2014

Ringlet ab. chrysophalarus?, East Lothian, 10-July-2013

Photo © NickMorgan
10-Jul-2013

Ringlet ab. chrysophalarus?, East Lothian, 10-July-2013

Photo © NickMorgan
10-Jul-2013

Ringlet ab. pallens - Whitbarrow, Cumbria 11/7/2013.

Photo © LauraS56
08-Jul-2013

Ringlet ab. pallens - Whitbarrow, Cumbria 18/7/2013.

Photo © LauraS56
15-Jul-2013

Ringlet ab. pallens - Whitbarrow, Cumbria 18/7/2013.

Photo © LauraS56
15-Jul-2013

Ringlet (ab. supernumeraria) -Magdalen Hill 1st July 2011

Photo © andy brown

28th June 2009 Magdalen Hill

Photo © andy brown
28-Jun-2009

Ringlet - female ab. centrifera - Stockbridge Down - 07-Jul-14-2

Photo © Pete Eeles
07-Jul-2014

Ringlet - female ab. centrifera - Stockbridge Down - 07-Jul-14

Photo © Pete Eeles
07-Jul-2014

Ringlet (ab. supernumeraria) - Weymouth, Dorset 24-June-2014

Photo © jd9pen

Ringlet ab - The Devenish - 30-06-2015

Photo © Wurzel

Ringlet (ab. forewing spots) - Chippenham, Wiltshire 5-July-2015 [Damian Pinguey]

Photo © Damian Pinguey
05-Jul-2015

Ringlet unusual spotting (not matching other side - last photo) Stanwell Moor Middlesex 12th July 2015

Photo © millerd
12-Jul-2015

Ringlet unusual spotting (not matching other side - next photo) Stanwell Moor Middlesex 12th July 2015

Photo © millerd
12-Jul-2015

Ringlet with extra hindwing ocelli - Hadleigh Country Park, Essex 9/7/15

Photo © bugboy
09-Jul-2015

Ringlet unmatched Bix-Oxon 5Jul2016

Photo © MikeOxon
Extra small spot on RHS fore-wing ups

Ringlet ab. -  Kenfig NNR, Wales 19-July-2016

Photo © Allan Hopkins

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ab. arcuata (Zusanek.Z.Ost.Ent.Ver.1925.10.p.61.)

Underside of all wings showing a clearly visible transverse line in the median area. The hindwings with a triple, sharp, marginal line.

ab. arete [a] (Muller.Faun.Fridrichs.1764.no.330.p.36.)

Underside of the forewings with two small white points, the hindwings with five. These points are very much smaller than those of ab. centrifera Seitz and have no encircling ring.

ab. arete [b] (Tutt.(nec.Muller).Brit.Butts.1896.p.412.)

Tutt gives a wrong description of Muller's arete saying, "the underside showing white points with yellow rings". This is the form named centrifera by Seitz and should be ignored.

ab. brunnea (Tutt.Ent.Rec.1910.22.p.77.)

The underside of a bright brown tint.

ab. cabeaui (Pionneau.Echange.1929.45.no.435.p.3.)

Underside of forewings with no ocelli, the hindwings with only two small ones towards the anal angle.

ab. caeca (Fuchs.Ent.Z.1884.45.p.252.)

Underside of the forewings devoid of any sort of spots, the hindwings with some feebly indicated. A transitional form to ab. arete Muller.

ab. caecimaculata (Pilleau.Ent.Rec.1952.64.p.69.)

The ocelli of the underside blind, without white pupils, on both fore and hindwings.

ab. centrifera (Seitz.Macrolep.1909.1.p.137.pl.46.f.A.5.)

A bad description. Seitz merely says, "small rings filled with white dots" and then says he is giving the name to specimens usually sold as ab. bieti Oberthür in which the small rings are filled with white dots, usually also visible on the upperside. These are not the true bieti, which was nothing more than a synonym of ab. minor Fuchs. The figure shows the lower spots of the underside of the hindwings merely white with practically no yellow ring and no black but they are larger than the tiny white points of ab. arete Muller. The form then is that the underside shows three or more of the ringlets or ocelli reduced to white spots contained in a faint yellowish ring.

ab. crassipuncta (Burkhardt.Ent.Rec.1948.60.p.25.)

= magnipunctata Castle-Russell.Bull.Amat.Ent.Soc.1950.9.p.33.

The spots of the underside abnormally large and surrounded by prominent golden-buff rings. The white pupils are large but round, not streaks as in lanceolata Shipp.

ab. cuneata (Gillmer.Int.Ent.Z.1908.1.p.359.)

= elongata Tutt.Ent.Rec.1910.22.p.77.

The spots of the underside slightly cuneiform in shape. Tutt's elongata has the spots a little elongated or pear-shaped. This form has not the prominent golden-buff rings of lanceolata Shipp, the ocelli are normal except in their slightly elongated shape, not nearly so drawn out as in lanceolata.

Ringlet - aberration - Lansdown Nr. Bath - 29-Jun-06 [Graham Smith]

Photo © Graham Smith

Ringlet female ab. cuneata - Bookham Commons 29-June-2014

Photo © Philzoid
29-Jun-2014

Ringlet female ab. cuneata - Bookham Commons 29-June-2014

Photo © Philzoid
29-Jun-2014

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ab. decora (Caruel.Misc.Ent.1944.41.p.28.pl.B.f.2.)

= crassipunctata Castle-Russell.Bull.Amat.Ent.Soc.1950.9.p.33.

The spots of the underside considerably larger than normal.

ab. goodsoni (Pilleau.Ent.Rec.1952.64.p.69.)

On the underside of the forewings there are no ocelli at all, the hindwings have four on each wing but completely blind, without white pupils.

ab. hyperantana (Strand.Arch.Naturg.1919.85.A4.p.16.)

This appears to be identical with the type form but since the hindwings are not mentioned it is given here [Goodson & Read]. Underside of the forewings in cell 2, a smaller ocellus, making three, whereas the upperside has only two.

ab. hyperantella (Strand.Arch.Naturg.1919.85.A4.p.15.)

= sublanguescens Pionneau.Echange.1930.no.439.p.4.

The upperside of the hindwings showing only one feeble ocellus in cell 2 near the anal angle. Pionneau named sublanguescens, which has one ocellus on the upperside of the hindwing, under the impression that languescens Cabeau was based on having no ocelli. It is obvious from Cabeau's Latin description that the ocelli are of no importance since they are not mentioned; only in his longer French one does he add this fact. His form was a colour one - brown with a greenish tint. Lempke is wrong in making sublanguescens a synonym of languescens, Pionneau says nothing about it being of a different colour from typical, it is therefore a synonym of hyperantella Strand.

ab. hyperantoidana (Strand.Arch.Naturg.1919.85.A4.p.16.)

The upperside of the forewings showing only one ocellus, feebly indicated. The underside with the normal three.

ab. hyperantoides (Strand.Arch.Naturg.1919.85.A4.p.15.)

Only one ocellus on the underside of the forewings, the hindwings with the normal five.

ab. hyperophthalma (Stauder.Ent.Anz.1922.2.p.55.)

On the upperside of the forewings there is a third ocellus distinctly showing through from the underside and weakly centred. The hindwings also shows nicely centred ocelli, usually three. All the six ocelli of the upperside are white-centred.

ab. infra-pallida (Lempke.Lamb.1935.35.p.202.)

The underside much paler than normal, the upperside normal.

ab. lanceolata (Shipp.Ent.Rec.1894.5.p.99.,fig.Entom.26.p.281.)

The spots of the underside unusually large and pear-shaped.

Ringlet (female) ab. lanceolata (4 July 2012) REARED

Photo © Mark Colvin
04-Jul-2012

Ringlet (female) ab. lanceolata (4 July 2012) REARED

Photo © Mark Colvin
04-Jul-2012

Ringlet (female) ab. lanceolata (4 July 2012) REARED

Photo © Mark Colvin
04-Jul-2012

Ringlet (ab.Lanceolata) Bookham Common 20/6/14.

Photo © mvpike

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ab. languescens (Cabeau.Rev.Mens.Soc.Ent.Nam.1923.23.p.57.)

The upperside brown, slightly greenish. Cabeau mentions the spotting but apparently this is of no consequence since the Latin description merely mentions the colour and not the spotting.

ab. marpurgensis (Strand.Arch.Naturg.1919.85.A4.p.16.)

Underside of the forewings showing the apical spot doubled, so that below it and united with it there is a second much smaller spot. Also there is a small, extra, pale spot in cell 2. Hindwings underside with an extra smaller ocellus in cell 4 united with the normal one in cell 5.

ab. minor (Fuchs.Jahrb.Nass.Ver.Nat.1891.44.p.215.)

= bieti Oberthür.Etudes.1884.9.p.17.pl.2.f.2.

Smaller and narrower. Oberthür's description is little different from that of the typical form - he says, "like hyperantus but smaller", so it is placed here.

ab. nigra (Pilleau.Ent.Rec.1952.64.p.69.)

The ground colour of both the upper and underside blackish-brown, the ocelli normal.

ab. obsoleta (Tutt.Brit.Butts.1896.p.412.)

Underside with no trace of the usual ocelli.

ab. ochracea (Hauder.Beitr.Macrolep.Faun.Ost.Ens.1901.p.22.)

The upperside yellow-ochre.

ab. octoculatus (Goeze.Ent.Beitr.1779.1.pt.3.p.285.)

Four ocelli on the underside of the forewing, and four on the underside of the hindwing, making eight on each side of the insect.

ab. pallens (Schultz.Ent.Z.1908.21.p.278.)

The upperside yellow-brown, the fringes yellow. Underside also pale yellow-brown.

ab. parvipunctata (Castle-Russell.Bull.Amat.Ent.Soc.1950.9.p.33.)

= parvocellata Lempke.Tijdschr.Ent.1957.100.p.457.

The spots of the underside fully developed but exceedingly small.

ab. pseudohyperantus (Strand.Arch.Naturg.1919.85.A4.p.16.)

The upperside of the forewings showing only one feeble ocellus and the hindwings only one clear ocellus.

ab. pseudoocellatus (Bergman.Grosssch.Mitteldeutsch.1952.2.p.158.pl.25.f.D3.)

On the upperside of the wings strikingly developed ocelli. In the figure three on forewings and two on hindwings. Apparently larger and more striking eyes than in hyperophthalma Stauder.

ab. semi-albescens (Tutt.Ent.Rec.1908.20.p.247.)

Forewings on the upperside only dark at their bases, becoming paler towards the margins, where they are almost white. Almost certainly a pathological form.

ab. sexoculatus (Caruel.Misc.Ent.1944.41.p.29.)

Underside of forewings with two ocelli, the hindwings with four, making six on each side of the insect.

ab. supernumeraria (Stauder.Ent.Anz.1922.2.p.55.)

Underside of hindwings with an additional spot on or at ocellus 2, or a fourth ocellus, or both together. The description is far from clear. It would appear that there is a small extra ocellus attached to ocellus 2, counting from the bottom of the wing, and sometimes one which could be called ocellus 4 in the cell which normally contains no ocellus but the author only says "a fourth ocellus" which does not make sense when there are five ocelli on the underside and his are extra ones, as the name suggests. Lempke sinks the name as synonymous with marpurgensis since both forms have extra spots or ocelli, but this is not agreed with [Goodson & Read].

ab. supra-albipunctata (Boldt.Ent.Z.1936.49.p.460.)

Male in which two snow-white spots appear on the upperside of the hindwing in place of the normal black ones. They have no surrounding ring, the upper one is very small but quite visible.

ab. vidua (Muller.Faun.Fridrichs.1764.no.331.p.36.)

Only two ocelli on the underside of the forewings, the hindwings with the normal five.