Chalk Hill Blue (male) ab. suavis

Chalk Hill Blue (male) ab. suavis. Photo: Mark Pike

This may appear as a perfectly ordinary Chalk Hill Blue butterfly but it is in fact, exhibiting an aberration. This ab. suavis refers to the orange or red spots which can occur as a single, double, or series of three and four at the base of the hind-wings, the latter are particularly rare! This one was photographed at Badbury Rings on 29/07/2015.

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