Chequered 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.

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Unclassified Aberrations

Chequered Skipper - male aberration - Glasdrum Wood - 23-May-16-1

Photo © Pete Eeles
23-May-2016

Chequered Skipper - male aberration - Glasdrum Wood - 23-May-16-8

Photo © Pete Eeles
23-May-2016

Chequered Skipper - male aberration - Glasdrum Wood - 23-May-16-9

Photo © Pete Eeles
23-May-2016

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ab. albinotica (Goodson.Ent.Gaz.1960.11.p.18.)

Albino. All the dark markings replaced by pale brownish-grey, the ground colour normal.

Tags: Colour

ab. aurantia (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1906.8.p.195.)

On the upperside of the hindwings the spots are large, orange in colour, sometimes with a tendency to coalesce, and with the interneural series of marginal spots inconspicuous.

Tags: Colour, Hindwing, Spotting, Upperside

ab. carueli (Le Charles.Encycl.Ent.(Lep.)1927.2.p.150.pl.9.f.5.,Correct.Lamb.39.p.122.)

= carrueli Le Charles (in error).
= bolleni Derenne.Lamb.1936.36.p.63.

The figure of the type shows the forewings completely black. The hindwings on the other hand have the two outer rows of yellow spots united forming a broad yellow marginal band, only the yellow spot in the median cell remaining separated. Derenne's description is practically the same.

Tags: Colour, Forewing, Hindwing, Spotting

ab. circumcincta (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1906.8.p.196.)

On the underside the yellow spots of the hindwings are distinctly edged with darker.

Tags: Hindwing, Spotting, Underside

ab. conjuncta (Blachier.Bull.Sec.Lep.Gen.1910.2.p.57.pl.1.f.11-12.)

= confluens Osthelder.Schmett.Sudbayern.1925.1.p.159.

On the upperside of the hindwings the outer rows of yellow spots coalesce into a large area divided by the black veins, only the yellow spot in the median cell remaining separated. Osthelder's confluens had the central row of spots, together with the submarginal spots, flowing together to form a band filling the whole breadth of the wing.

Tags: Hindwing, Spotting, Upperside

ab. depuncta (Caruel.Lamb.1939.39.p.120.pl.7.f.4.)

On the upperside of the hindwings the antemarginal yellow spots are completely absent. The figure shows the median spots normal, three in number. This is also very similar to restricta Tutt in its main character.

Tags: Hindwing, Spotting, Upperside

ab. esperi (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1906.8.p.196.)

Described from the figure in Esper Eur.Schmett.2.pl.XCV.f.5. which shows the forewings completely black. The hindwings with two of the marginal spots uniting with the two of the central row to form streaks and the other yellow spots very small, the wings appearing very dark.

Tags: Colour, Forewing, Hindwing, Spotting

ab. excessa (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1906.8.p.195.)

On the upperside of the hindwings the spots are large, orange, and with the marginal interneural series conspicuous.

Tags: Hindwing, Spotting, Upperside

ab. extrema (Dioszeghy.Verh.Siebenburg Ver.Nat.1930.79-80.p.218.)

A great reduction of the yellow spots of which there remains on the hindwings only the central one.

Tags: Hindwing, Spotting

ab. habeneyi (Siegel.Ent.Z.1921.35.p.51.,Int.Ent.Z.1921.15.p.144.)

On the upperside of the hindwings the yellow antemarginal spots are completely absent and the spot in the median cell is very small, point-like. This is actually covered by ab.restricta Tutt, but is more definite regarding the spot in the median cell.

Tags: Hindwing, Spotting, Upperside

ab. infralba (Verity.Farf.Diurn.It.1940.1.p.91.pl.3.f.95.)

On the underside of the hindwings the spots are whitish-yellow but not so silvery-white as those of the Siberian race albiguttata Christoph.

Tags: Hindwing, Spotting, Underside

ab. infralutea (Lempke.Tijdschr.Ent.1953.96.p.250.)

Underside of the hindwings of a beautiful clear yellow, the spots somewhat paler.

Tags: Hindwing, Spotting, Underside

ab. lutea-excessa (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1906.8.p.195.)

On the upperside of the hindwings the spots are yellow, not orange, large and with the marginal series conspicuous.

Tags: Hindwing, Spotting, Upperside

ab. lutea-restricta (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1906.8.p.195.)

On the hindwings the spots of the upperside are yellow, not orange, small and restricted, often fewer in number and with the marginal series obsolete.

Tags: Hindwing, Spotting

ab. luteana (Cabeau.Lamb.1926.26.p.10.)

= pulchra Caruel.Lamb.1939.39.p.120.pl.7.f.5.

On the upperside of the forewings the basal half is almost entirely covered by a yellow area or large blotch. Caruel's pulchra had the disc of the forewings invaded by the yellow, the black band being almost completely obliterated especially in its lower part.

Tags: Colour, Forewing, Upperside

Chequered Skipper - aberration - Glasdrum Wood - 04-Jun-06 (0221)

Photo © Pete Eeles
04-Jun-2006

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ab. melicertes (Schultz.Iris.1902.15.p.321.)

Forewings completely black. Hindwings normal. On the underside the hindwings are somewhat darker.

Tags: Colour, Forewing

ab. nigra (Derenne.Rev.Mens.Soc.Ent.Nam.1919.19.p.38.)

The forewings are so charged with black that the yellow spots are restricted to form mere lines. On the hindwings the marginal spots are almost invisible.

Tags: Colour, Forewing, Spotting

ab. oderi (Schawerda.Verh.zool.-bot.Ges.Wien.1923.73.p.4.)

The forewings with the exception of the discal cell are blackish darkened. The hindwings are normal but the ground colour is more black than brown.

Tags: Colour, Forewing

ab. restricta (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1906.8.p.195.)

On the hindwings upperside the spots are small and restricted, often fewer in number, orange in colour and with the marginal series obsolete.

Tags: Hindwing, Spotting, Upperside

ab. scabellata (Lampke.Tijdschr.Ent.1953.96.p.250.)

On the upperside of the forewings the lower basal spot connects with the lower discal spot so that a yellow-brown line extends along the inner margin.

Tags: Forewing, Spotting, Upperside

ab. silvoides (Muller.Verh.zool.-bot.Ges.Wien.1920.70.p.52.fig.3.)

The forewings with the outer rows of yellow spots united to form a broad yellow marginal band which, divided by the black veins, has a rayed effect. The hindwings are very dark with only three clear spots, one in the median cell and two beneath it, the marginal series being only faintly indicated. The author says that the median cell is completely golden-yellow but the figure does not show this.

Tags: Colour, Forewing, Hindwing, Spotting