Meadow Brown ab ? Gate Keeper ab ? Goldie

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Meadow Brown ab ? Gate Keeper ab ? Goldie

Postby Goldie M » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:31 am

I've been looking through my photos from last year and on entering my Meadow Brown photos in the favourites post noticed this one I took last year on the 3rd of July at Fleetwood, I was walking along the sea front behind the small sand dunes near the Marina Gardens when I spotted this Meadow Brown with the two spots on it's wing , I know they can vary quite a lot with their
markings so just wondered if there was a name for this one.?

Also on the 7th of August in my back Garden I got this shot of a Gate Keeper that seemed unusual at the time with so many spots on it's hind wings and a spot just below it's two spots on the wing, I couldn't get more shots because as quickly as it arrived it took off again. hence the slightly blurred shot. :D Goldie :D
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Re: Meadow Brown ab ? Gate Keeper ab ? Goldie

Postby Goldie M » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:01 am

Looks like nobody knows :( Thanks any way for viewing Goldie :D )

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Re: Meadow Brown ab ? Gate Keeper ab ? Goldie

Postby Blackfish » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:26 pm

This may be what you are looking for: Meadow Brown Maniola jurtina ssp. insularis
We get them here in Cornwall and are more common in the west of the county.

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Re: Meadow Brown ab ? Gate Keeper ab ? Goldie

Postby Pete Eeles » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:28 pm

Hi Goldie,

The Gatekeeper is most likely ab. excessa (see http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/aberrati ... s=tithonus).

The Meadow Brown is possibly ab. biocellata (see http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/aberrati ... es=jurtina).

Cheers,

- Pete

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Re: Meadow Brown ab ? Gate Keeper ab ? Goldie

Postby Blackfish » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:44 pm

Best ignore my suggestion, not sure how I got that!! :lol:

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Re: Meadow Brown ab ? Gate Keeper ab ? Goldie

Postby Goldie M » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:10 pm

Thank's any way Blackfish, :D

Thanks Pete, I didn't think the Gate Keeper was excssa , I was going off the six spots on it's outer wing rather than the extra spots on it's fore wing. :D
It's also good to put a name in my ab column for the Meadow Brown, it's my first MB ab (Thanks again,) Goldie :D


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