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Saturday, July 27, 2013
Fermyn's non-purple males
Fermyn seems to specialise in non-purple males. I think these specimens are simply lacking in scales and are not genuine aberrations (though we certainly need an official ab. fermyni). Here's one male I photographed there on St Swithun's Day -
Head on this male was only this purple -
As opposed to a typical fresh male which head on looks like this -
I've only noted these unpurple males there in very hot weather. Any ideas (in plain English)?