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.
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