Painted Lady aberration ocellata.Rebel?

Discussion forum for sightings.
Richard Symonds
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:42 am
Location: Pendeen, Cornwall

Painted Lady aberration ocellata.Rebel?

Postby Richard Symonds » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:19 pm

My first posting to this forum.
On 17th September two Painted Ladys were feeding in my back garden in Pendeen, Cornwall on Buddleia. I noticed one appeared to be slightly different from the other. I noticed that the four black spots on the base of the upper hind wings were blue and bordered with black, rather than totally black. A search through literature I believe confirms it as ab.ocellata.Rebel of which an example can be viewed on line from the Cockyane collection in the Natural History Museum
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/b ... xonID=8550
I have included a few of my photos I took of it. It remained feeding for around 45 minutes.
Attachments
Painted Lady ab.ocellata. Rebel 3 Talveneth Pendeen 170917.jpg
Painted Lady ab.ocellata. Rebell 6 Talveneth Pendeen 170917.jpg
Painted Lady ab.ocellata. Rebel 4 Talveneth Pendeen 170917.jpg
Painted Lady ab.ocellata. Rebel 5 Talveneth Pendeen 170917.jpg

User avatar
David M
Posts: 7638
Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:17 pm
Location: South Wales

Re: Painted Lady aberration ocellata.Rebel?

Postby David M » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:24 pm

I saw one of these myself quite recently, but nothing like as well marked as your individual, which shows the most prominent blue spots I've ever seen on this species.


Return to “Sightings”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests