White-letter 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.

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Description to be completed.

Unclassified Aberrations

White-letter Hairstreak ab. - Bedford Purlieus, Cambs 21-July-2015

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21-Jul-2015

White-letter Hairstreak ab. - Bedford Purlieus, Cambs 21-July-2015

Photo © greenanrol
21-Jul-2015

White-letter Hairstreak ab. - Bedford Purlieus, Cambs 21-July-2015

Photo © greenanrol
21-Jul-2015

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ab. albinotica (Goodson.Entom.1959.92.p.149.)

Albino. The brown-black of the wings, thorax and body replaced by sandy-brown.

ab. albovirgata (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.149.pl.1.f.4.)

The four wings on the underside present a wide white band, which occupies on the hindwings the whole space comprised between the white line and the fulvous band. On the forewings it has an equal width.

White-letter Hairstreak ab albovirgata

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03-Jul-2010

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ab. major (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.149.)

Large specimens above 35mm.

ab. minor (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.149.)

Small specimens below 28mm.

ab. obsoleta (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.149.)

The little orange-red anal spot entirely absent. This is more common than specimens showing it.

ab. rufextensa (Goodson.Entom.1959.92.p.149.)

On the underside of the hindwings the rufous antemarginal band is broadened and the black line by which it is normally bounded on its inner side is completely absent. The rufous also appears on the forewings in the form of a definite chain of interneural spots, which in normal specimens is not indicated.

ab. semialbovirgata (Tutt.Brit.Lep.1907.9.p.150.)

The right wings on the underside normal. The left wings showing a broad white band in the outer half of the wings, from the costal margin to the first bend of the W on the hindwings and on the forewings the white band broadened outwards towards the margin.