Butterflies of Norway

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PYRGUS ALVEUS

 

English name: Large Grizzled Skipper.
Norwegian name: Alvesmyger.
Auctor: (Hübner, [1803])
Original description: as Papilio alveus in Samml. europ. Schmett. 1 : 70.
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of nominate species: Mehrstetten, German Alps, 700 m.
Worldwide distribution: Morocco, Algeria, Europe across Siberia to Mongolia, North China and
Russian Far East.
Subspecies in Norway: P.a.scandinavicus.
Worldwide subspecies: P.a.alveus (Hübner, [1803]) - Europe and Siberia.
P.a.numidus Oberthür, 1910 - Morocco and Algeria.
P.a.centralhispaniae Verity, 1925 - Mountains of North Portugal, Spain, South France, Italy.
P.a.scandinavicus Strand, 1903 - Norway and Sweden.
P.a.caucasicus Picard, 1949 - Caucasus
P.a.iliensis Reverdin, 1912 - Dzhungarsky Alatau, Tian-Shan (synonymized to the nominotypical subspecies by Prins & Porten, 1995).
P.a.sifanicus Grum-Grshimaïlo, 1891 - South Siberia mountains, Central Asia.
P.a.schansiensis Reverdin, 1915 - North-east China, southern Amur and Ussuri.
Etymology: alveus = board for a game of dice, chessboard (Greek).

 

P. alveus scandinavicus

Auctor: Strand, 1903
Syn.: - - -
Original description: In Neue norwegische Schmetterlingsformen, XXV. 9:24
Type locality of subspecies: Dovre, Norway.
Distribution in Norway: South Norway.
Notes: P. alveus is now extinct in almost all lowland populations in Norway.
It is still reasonably widespread in the mountains.
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: scandinavicus = of Scandinavia.




Habitat of Pyrgus alveus scandinavicus in Norway

Habitat of Pyrgus alveus scandinavicus (loc.: SFI, Lærdal kommune, elevation 850 m, AUG-1996).


 

Pyrgus alveus scandinavicus from Norway

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PYRGUS  ALVEUS  SCANDINAVICUS

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune

Coll. date

Legit

In coll.

Remarks

1 71 STI Oppdal 26-IV-1927 Emil Barca ZMO  
2 71 ON Vågå 08-VII-1949 Magne Opheim ZMO  
3 61 ON Lom 03-VII-1885 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO  
4 52 ON Øystre Slidre 24-VII-1954 Magne Opheim ZMO  
5 71 ON Lom 09-VII-1954 Magne Opheim ZMO  
6 71 STI Oppdal   Johan Heinrich Spalckh. Siebke ZMO  
7 61 ON Lom 03-VII-1885 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO  
8 28 AK Oslo 20-VI-1850 Johan Heinrich Spalckh. Siebke ZMO  
9 53 OS Nord-Aurdal 01-VII-1887 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO  
10 53 OS Nord-Aurdal 25-VI-1914   ZMO  
11 61 ON Lom 1948 Magne Opheim ZMO  
12 53 OS Nord-Aurdal 26-VI-1914   ZMO  
13 43 BV Hol 25-VII-1912 Karl Haanshus ZMO ventral view
14 61 ON Lom 01-VIII-1885 Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen ZMO ventral view
15 61 ON Lom 14-VII-1955 Carl Fredrik Lühr ZMO ventral view
16 38 HES Eidskog VI-1908   ZMO ventral view



Pyrgus alveus scandinavicus - first record from West Norway

 

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PYRGUS  ALVEUS  SCANDINAVICUS

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune

Coll. date

Legit

In coll.

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1 51 SFI Lærdal 04-VIII-1996 Amanda Nagypal Bjøringsøy ANB  




For further notes, photos and maps of this species, check out

the Lepidoptera homepage of the Zoological Museum of Oslo/Norwegian Entomological Society/Skogforsk
(text in Norwegian).

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