Grizzled Skipper 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

Grizzled Skipper Female (Aberration) - Chaldon, Surrey 24-April-10

Photo © Vince Massimo
24-Apr-2010

Grizzled Skipper ab - Cissbury Ring, Sussex. May 2013 [Debbie Edlin]

Photo © Debbie Edlin

Grizzled Skipper Ab. - Martin Down - 18-05-2014

Photo © Gary.N
18-May-2014

Grizzled Skipper ab. - Dungeness 1-May-2016

Photo © Hoggers
01-May-2016

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ab. albina (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1906.8.p.224.)

= albina Oberthür.Lep.Comp.1910.4.p.396.pl.37.f.238.

The ground colour of the upperside greyish-white instead of black. Oberthür's example was described from the same specimen.

ab. alboinspersa (Verity.Bull.Soc.Ent.It.1916.47.p.65.)

Described under P. malvoides, which is now regarded as a subspecies of malvae. The upperside intensely sprinkled with white atoms.

ab. bilineata (Reverdin.Bull.Soc.Lep.Gen.1914.3.p.37.pl.3.f.4.)

On the upperside of the forewings with two white horizontal lines just above the inner margin, caused by the union of the lower white spots of the two bands. Like ab. scabellata but with two short white lines instead of one.

ab. brunnea (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1906.8.p.224.)

The ground colour of the upperside brown instead of black.

ab. fasciata (Tutt.Brit.Butts.1896.p.123.)

On the upperside of the hindwings the white spots are united to form a band in the central area.

ab. intermedia [a] (Schilde.Berl.Ent.Z.1886.30.p.55.)

Forewings on the upperside normal, the hindwings as in ab. taras, with only the one white spot in the centre and row of small white marginal spots. This is quite a common form and very different from ab. intermedia Oberthür of the same name, unfortunately preoccupied by this ab. intermedia. It is hardly intermediate between the type and taras, as Oberthür's form certainly is.

ab. intermedia [b] (Oberthür.(nom.preoc.Schilde).Lep.Comp.1910.4.p.394.pl.54.f.457.)

The white markings of the upperside intermediate between the type and ab. taras. The white spots above the inner margin of the forewings are united into an oblong blotch and the discoidal spot is united with the next spot into another oblong blotch. Hindwings with a row of white marginal spots and one spot in the middle of the wing.

Grizzled Skipper ab. intermedia, Beckley Woods, 8 May 2008

Photo © Neil Hulme
08-May-2008

Grizzled Skipper ab. intermedia Willow Park, Essex - May 16th 2012

Photo © Trev Sawyer
16-May-2012

Grizzled Skipper abb. Langdon Hills, Essex. 30 May 2012.

Photo © essexbuzzard
30-May-2012

Grizzled Skipper ab.intermedia, Langdon Hills,Essex,26 May 2013.

Photo © essexbuzzard
26-May-2013

Grizzled Skipper. ab. intermedia. 25/5/2015. Ringmer. East Sussex.

Photo © badgerbob

Intermedia pair - mid-Kent 17th May 2017

Photo © Allan.W.
16-May-2017

Intermedia pair, undersides - mid Kent  17th May 2017

Photo © Allan.W.
16-May-2017

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ab. luctuata (Verity.Bull.Soc.Ent.It.(1913)1914.45.p.233.)

Underside of the hindwings blackish-brown instead of the normal colour.

ab. marginoelongata (Reverdin.Bull.Soc.Lep.Gen.1914.3.p.37.pl.3.f.10.)

On the upperside of both fore and hindwings the white marginal spots, normally very small, are elongated into streaks or lines, giving a rayed effect. They do not connect up with the main row of spots nor with the chequered fringe from which they are separated by a thin black line. The rest of the markings normal.

ab. moryi (Strand.Nyt.Mag.Naturv.1902.40.pp.141, 163 and 164.)

On the underside of the hindwings the white spots of the transverse band are joined, whilst the fourth and sixth nervures show between them a white united spot.

ab. mulleri (Dioszeghy.Verh.Siebenburg ver.Nat.1930.79-80.p.218.)

The white markings of the upperside of the hindwings extensive in the same way as those of the forewings are in ab. taras. The forewings white spots however are small, only those around the discal cell being larger. The white streaks in the marginal area are very distinct.

ab. pseudotaras (Lacreuze.Bull.Soc.Lep.Gen.1910.2.p.44.pl.3.f.5.)

The underside is like ab. taras Bergsträsser, with the white spots of the forewings confluent. On the upperside the spots are not confluent but enlarged and well-marked. The chief character of the aberration is the confluence of spots on the underside of the forewings.

ab. punctifera (Fuchs.Jahrb.Nass.Ver.Nat.1889.42.p.201.)

= restricta Tutt.Brit.Lep.1906.8.p.224.

The spots of the forewings unusually small or reduced, some absent. Tutt's restricta had the spots of the fore and hindwings distinctly reduced, some quite obsolete.

ab. reducta (Warren.Trans.Ent.Soc.Lond.1926.p.76.)

On the underside of the hindwings the central spot of the median band has a straight inner edge. A common aberration, the projection from this central spot is always slight and very little reduction of it makes it quite straight.

ab. rufa (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1906.8.p.224.)

The underside of a bright ruddy hue.

ab. scabellata (Reverdin.Bull.Soc.Lep.Gen.1910.2.p.153.pl.16.f.3.)

On the upperside of the forewings the two lowest white spots, those on the inner margin, are united to form a short white line, the other spots are normal in size.

ab. semiconfluens (Reverdin.Bull.Soc.Lep.Gen.1911.2.p.73.footnote.pl.11.f.3.)

Described under P. malvoides Elwes & Edwards which is now regarded as a subspecies of malvae. Verity and Lempke therefore include it as an aberration of malvae. On the upperside of the forewings all the white spots are considerably elongated, enlarged, and tend to unite. On the hindwings, on the other hand, there only remains an antemarginal festoon and in the centre a white spot.

ab. taras (Bergsträsser.Nomenclatur.1780.4.p.40.pl.XCI.f.5-6.)

= althaeae Esper.Eur.Schmett.178l.1.p.4 and p.149.
= fritillum Fabricius.Mantissa.Ina.1787.2.p.91.
= lavaterao Haworth.Lep.Brit.1803.p.52.
= alveolus Hübner.Samml.Eur.Schmett.1823.1.pl.171.f.847-8.

On the upper and underside the white spots of the forewings are confluent, forming a large white central area. Hindwings with the white spots reduced to a single one in the centre of the wing and a row of small white marginal spots.

Grizzled Skipper ab. taras Willow Park, Essex - 27th May 2013

Photo © Trev Sawyer
26-May-2013

Grizzled Skipper ab. taras - Willow Park, Essex - May 29th 2012

Photo © Trev Sawyer

Grizzled Skipper ab. taras -  Lewis, Sussex 5-May-2011 015

Photo © badgerbob
05-May-2011

Grizzled Skipper (ab. taras) - Sussex 26-April-2011

Photo © Neil Hulme
26-Apr-2011

Male Grizzled Skipper ab. taras mating. East Sussex. 6/5/2017.

Photo © badgerbob

Grizzled Sippers ab. taras (after mating) - Penhale Sands, Cornwall 14.5.17

Photo © False Apollo

Grizzled Skipper (ab. taras) - Rowland Wood, Sussex 2-June-2012

Photo © Neil Hulme
02-Jun-2012

Grizzled Skipper (ab.taras) - Sussex 7-May-2010

Photo © Neil Hulme
07-May-2010

Grizzled Skipper 'Taras' Penhale Sands, Perranporth, Cornwall 10th May, 2015

Photo © lee3764

Grizzled Skipper ab. taras -  Lewis, Sussex 5-May-2011 011

Photo © badgerbob
05-May-2011

Grizzled Skipper female - Alex Farm Pastures, Shadoxhurst, Kent 14-May-2014

Photo © Hoggers
14-May-2014

Grizzled Skipper (ab taras) Penhale Sands, Cornwall. 14.5.17

Photo © False Apollo

ab. taras

Photo © Neil Hulme
07-May-2010

Grizzled Skipper (ab. taras) - undisclosed site 12-June-2015

Photo © Allan.W.
06-Nov-2011

Grizzled Skipper ab. taras. East Sussex. 7/5/2016.

Photo © badgerbob

ab. taras

Photo © Neil Hulme
07-May-2010

Grizzled Skipper (ab.taras) - Sussex 7-May-2010

Photo © Neil Hulme
07-May-2010

Grizzled Skipper (ab. taras) - Rowland Wood, Sussex 2-June-2012

Photo © Neil Hulme
02-Jun-2012

Grizzled Skipper ab. taras Willow Park, Essex - 27th May 2013

Photo © Trev Sawyer
26-May-2013

Grizzled Skipper 'Taras' Penhale Sands, Perranporth, Cornwall 10th May, 2015

Photo © lee3764

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ab. zagrabiensis (Grund.Ent.Z.1903.17.p.49.fig.b.)

On the upperside of the forewings the outer transverse row of white spots are united with each other to form a complete white line from costa down to the inner margin. The fringes are not chequered. The hindwings markings are obsolete except for two narrow white marks on the costa. The black chequerings of the fringe are absent. Feroneural defect.