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    Default An aberrant female Euthalia adonia (Green Baron)

    While looking for aphids for the Miletus cat, a butt swiped down from the tree top and flew around me for a while. Initially I thought it was a Commander, but I changed the ID to a female Euthalia adonia once I had a closer look on the camera LCD.

    Checking the shots against those in the BC checklist, C&P4 and Pisuth's book revealed some aberration in the spaces 6 and 7 in the forewing. On both upperside and underside, this butt has the white subapical spots and postdiscal spots in both spaces 6 and 6 joined together, with the ones in space 6 forming a continuous band.

    Could this be a subspecies of Euthalia adonia or just an aberration?
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    Interesting find. Unless we found more than 1 specimen with such characteristic, otherwise most likely can only conclude as aberrant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Interesting find. Unless we found more than 1 specimen with such characteristic, otherwise most likely can only conclude as aberrant.
    I agree with what you say. Will keep a look out for this.

    If anyone is interested, this butt was found at the same location where I last sighted Two-spotted Line Blue.
    Horace

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    Likely to be an aberration.
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