Saturday, 14 May 2022, Cornwall Butterfly and Moth Society went on a "Butterfly Fieldtrip" at Fellover Brake, Tuckingmill, St Breward. The fieldtrip was organised by Lee Slaughter. It was attended by members and friends who were so delighted to see 30++ Pearl-bordered Fritillaries plus a rare Pearl-bordered Fritillary ab. albomaculata which was first spotted by Robbie Robinson, the fieldtrip leader.
Monday, 16 May 2022, me and Rob went but did not saw the aberration.
Thursday, 19 May 2022, Dave Conway was very lucky to see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary ab. albomaculata.
Saturday, 21 May 2022, me and Rob meet up with Russell Hemmings. This time, we're lucky to see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary ab. albomaculata.
Sunday, 22 May 2022, Lee Slaughter and John Chapple were very lucky to see the Pearl-bordered Fritillary ab. albomaculata.
If you have not yet seen the aberration, you better head up to Fellover Brake. It's all worth the trip.
Pearl-bordered Fritillary ab. albomaculata (Goodson.Entom.1959.92.p.148.)
Albino. All black patterning replaced by pale silvery-grey on normal ground colour. It is similar in appearance to ab. albomaculata Goodson of adippe [Argynnis adippe, High Brown Fritillary], coloured figures of which can be seen in Frohawk’s Hist.Brit.Butts.pl.13.f.17.
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