view of a Red Admiral ab.  Bialbata, resting with wings wide open showing extra white spot on red band

Red Admiral. Ab. Photo: Shona Refoy

While Shona was looking after her friend’s rabbit in Broadstone on 25/10/18, she noticed this Red Admiral which has an extra white spot on the red band on the forewings . This aberration is known as Bialbata.

Shona  says she has only started taking an interest in butterflies this year, so well done for noticing this small detail Shona ,a great observation!




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