Dark Green Fritillary aberration

Ornge butterfly with a lot of drk brown messy marking
Dark Green Fritillary. Photo: Shona Refoy

This amazing butterfly was photographed on 26 June 2021 on Fontmell Down in north Dorset. Shona Refoy, who sent us this photo, said it was flying with other Dark Green Fritillaries, so it seems reasonable to think it was a Dark Green Fritillary aberration. If anybody can recognise it as a named aberration, please get in touch with us.

Just for reference, this is a more normal DFG:

view of a Dark Green Fritillary basking with wings open showing full pattern of upper fore-wings

Dark Green Fritillary. Photo: Mel Bray

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