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Old Monday 24th June 2019, 10:22   #1
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Melanistic something?

I'm thinking one of the Marbled Minor aggregate, it's the second one I've had this week like this.

Edit: Just found another.

It's been a chilly old week or so here in Notts, I wonder if temperature may be a driver behind this run of melanistic individuals?
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Old Thursday 27th June 2019, 15:01   #2
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I'd go with Marbled Minor aggregate. Have seen very similar, but not yet this year.
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Old Thursday 27th June 2019, 15:27   #3
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They look fairly typical to me so I wouldn't think there's any melanistic stuff going on. If it were, it would normally be at the time of pupation, not now.
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They look fairly typical to me so I wouldn't think there's any melanistic stuff going on. If it were, it would normally be at the time of pupation, not now.
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I'm surprised by this Martin, nothing like what I usually get here, so much so in fact that our recorder won't even assign them as MM agg.
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