Penguin Droppings

By gen2

An Aberration

I'll forgive you if you don't recognise this butterfly. It confused me at first.

It is actually a ringlet - Aphantopus hyperantus but the rings that give it its name are missing and only reduced white pupils remain.

There is a named aberration (ab. arete) which has all rings absent but although this one is missing all rings on the hind wing, there appears to be a single faint ring on the forewing peeking out from behind the hindwing.

This individual also has a slightly mis-shapen lower margin to its hindwing.

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