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I saw this butterfly in the Gironde region in France a couple of weeks ago .Can anyone tell me if it is a Small Heath aberration or a different species ?
Yes - small heath, Coenonympha pamphilus
Go here and look at photos 13 and 15, and you'll see specimens with extra ocelli like yours.
Ian Leach's photo here is also of this variant (it appears to be an unnamed aberraton)
For reference: other species of European Coenonympha:
Nice photo with nice soft lighting.
Thanks Mike ,I suspected it wasn't a seperate species ,never mind ,eh.