underwing of a Painted Lady Aberration.  very plae grey and white rather than highly coloured

Painted Lady Ab. Cath Morrison

grey and white  faded looking Painted Lady , an aberration, nectaring on Agrimony

Painted Lady Ab. Photo: Cath Morrison

Cath sent us these photos of a Painted Lady taken near Spetisbury on 2/08/19 unsure whether it was a variant or if the butterfly had lost some scales.

It was one of five she recorded that day, the others being the usual colours. It is in fact an aberration, and a rather beautiful one, especially when seen nectaring on Agrimony flowers.

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