Green 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

Green Hairstreak ab. - Swellshill Bank, Rodborough Common, Gloucestershire 5-May-2014

Photo © Willrow
05-May-2014

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ab. amphlichloros (Cabeau.Rev.Mens.Soc.Ent.Nam.1923.23.p.25.)

On the upperside the wings are green as the underside.

ab. bipunctata (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.92.)

Two white spots on the underside of the hindwings, one at the costa, the other towards the centre.

ab. brunnea (Tutt.Brit.Butts.1896.p.196.)

= olivacea Blachier.Bull.Soc.Lep.Gen.1909.1.p.397.

The underside brownish instead of green. Blachier gives olive, although his coloured figure shows an almost black underside.

Green Hairstreak (ab.brunnea) - Hope Gap, Seaford, Sussex 24-April-2011

Photo © Butterflysaurus rex
ab.brunnea
24-Apr-2011

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ab. caecus (Geoffroy.Hist.Ins.Paris.1785.2.p.245.)

= immaculata Fuchs.Jahrb.Nass.Ver.Nat.1891.44.p.211.

No white spots on the underside.

Green Hairstreak (ab. caecus), Welshmoor, Gower, Swansea 27 April 2014

Photo © David M
ab. caecus
27-Apr-2014

Green Hairstreak (male), referable to ab. caecus, Geoffroy (1785). Springhead Estate, West Sussex (13 May 2015)

Photo © Mark Colvin
13-May-2015

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ab. caerulescens (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.92.)

The underside of a bluish-green tint.

ab. cinerascens (Rebel.Berges.Schmett.Ed.9.1910.p.59.,not named by Schultz in Soc.Ent.19.p.9.)

The upperside ashy-grey or lead-grey.

ab. connexa (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.92.)

The white spots on the underside of the hindwings form a continuous line, those of the forewings almost so.

ab. incompleta (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.92.)

An incomplete row of white spots on the underside of the hindwings.

ab. inferopunctata (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.92.)

Well-developed white spots on the underside of the hindwings only.

Green Hairstreak (ab. inferopunctata) - Walton Common - Somerset. 21-April-09

Photo © Denise

Green Hairstreak (ab. inferopunctata) - Ryton Wood Meadows, Warwickshire, 23.05.2012

Photo © Neil Freeman
23-May-2012

Green Hairstreak - imago - Greenham Common - 08-May-05 (9)

Photo © Pete Eeles
08-May-2005

Green Hairstreak - imago - Magdalen Hill Down - 18-Apr-07 (1)

Photo © Pete Eeles
18-Apr-2007

Green Hairstreak - imago - Magdalen Hill Down - 18-Apr-07 (2)

Photo © Pete Eeles
18-Apr-2007

mating pair charnwood 24.04.2010

Photo © steveb
24-Apr-2010

Green Hairstreak - imago - Greenham Common - 28-Apr-11 (1)

Photo © Pete Eeles

Green Hairstreak (ab. inferopunctata) - I9T1247 Lincs coast 1 May 2011

Photo © IainLeach

Green-Hairstreak- I9T1715 Lincs coast 1 May 2011

Photo © IainLeach

Green Hairstreak pair, Devil's Dyke, Burwell, Cambs 01 May 2013

Photo © NickB

Green Hairstreak pair - Devil's Dyke, Cambs - 01 May 2013

Photo © NickB
01-May-2013

Green-Hairstreak- 5D34629 Lincs 6 May 2013

Photo © IainLeach

Green-Hairstreak- 5D35204 Lincs 6 May 2013

Photo © IainLeach

Green-Hairstreak- 5D35227 Lincs 6 May 2013

Photo © IainLeach

Green-Hairstreak- 5D35579 Lincs 6 May 2013

Photo © IainLeach

Green Hairstreak - (ab. inferopunctata) - Noar Hill - 15th - April - 2014

Photo © Maximus
15-Apr-2014

Green Hairstreak, Rake Bottom, 17/04/2014

Photo © Pauline
17-Apr-2014

Green Hairstreak (ab. inferopunctata) Ryton Wood Meadows Warwickshire 24.04.2014

Photo © Neil Freeman
03-May-2014

Green Hairstreak - Beacon Hill, Meon Valley, Hants 5-May-2014

Photo © Mark Tutton
05-May-2014

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ab. major (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.90.)

Large specimens above 32mm in size.

ab. minor (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.90.)

Small specimens below 25 mm.

ab. pallida (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.94.,see Ann.Soc.Ent.Fr.1887.p.216.)

Uniform very warm tawny yellow, less so at the base and below the costa, which is pointed with grey. Fringes quite white on all wings, the body tawny-yellow. Underside lively flesh colour shot with pale watery green.

ab. pigmentocarens (Verity.Ent.Rec.1926.38.p.125.)

Discoloured appearance. Of a cold tone of dark grey rendered warmer in certain lights by a slight golden sheen because the lack of pigment in the scales makes them refract more light than usual.

ab. punctata (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.92.)

Well-developed white spots on both fore and hindwings underside.

Green Hairstreak (ab. punctata) - Magdalen Hill Down - 10 April 2011

Photo © Clive
10-Apr-2011

Green Hairstreak (ab. punctata) - Chalkland 17-April-2010

Photo © NickB
17-Apr-2010

Green Hairstreak (ab. punctata) - Chaldon, Surrey 22-April-10

Photo © Vince Massimo
22-Apr-2010

Green Hairstreak male (ab. punctata) - Chaldon, Surrey 21-April-11

Photo © Vince Massimo
21-Apr-2011

Green Hairstreak (ab. punctata) - 03C0521-2 Lincs coast 24 April 2011

Photo © IainLeach

Green Hairstreak (ab. punctata) - 03C0521 Lincs coast 24 April 2011

Photo © IainLeach

Green Hairstreak (ab.punctata) - 03C2607 Lincs coast 24 April 2011

Photo © IainLeach

Green Hairstreak (ab. punctata) - 03C3089 Lincs coast 24 April 2011

Photo © IainLeach

Green Hairstreak (ab. punctata) - I9T4298 Lincs coast 24 April 2011

Photo © IainLeach

Green Hairstreak (ab. punctata) - I9T4329 Lincs coast 24 April 2011

Photo © IainLeach

Green Hairstreak (ab. punctata) - Seaford, Sussex 27-April-2010.

Photo © badgerbob
27-Apr-2010

Green Hairstreak (ab. punctata) - Danebury, Sussex 24-April-2010

Photo © Neil Hulme
24-Apr-2010

Green Hairstreak (ab. punctata) Rothbury, Nothumberland 07-05-2013

Photo © Graham Beckwith
07-May-2013

Green Hairstreak (ab. punctata) Coalville, Leics. 26-04-15

Photo © celery

Green Hairstreak (ab. punctata) Seaford - Sussex - 30th-April-2015

Photo © Butterflysaurus rex
30-Apr-2015

Green Hairstreak - ab.punctata - Wiltshire - 14-05-2016

Photo © Wurzel

Green Hairstreak ab. punctata - Upper Swaledale 9th May 2017

Photo © Kip
09-May-2017

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ab. suffusa (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.pp.91 and 97.)

The upperside of a somewhat sooty or black tint.