Butterflies of Norway

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PYRGUS ANDROMEDAE

 

English name: Alpine Grizzled Skipper.
Norwegian name: Andromedasmyger.
Auctor: (Wallengren, 1853)
Original description: as Syrichtus andromedae in Öfvers. K. Vetensk. Förh. 10 : 25.
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of nominate species: Dalarna, Sweden.
Worldwide distribution: North Fennoscandia, Polar Urals, Pyrenees, Alps, Carpathians, high mountains
of Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia.
Distribution in Norway: North Norway.
Subspecies in Norway: Only the nominate subspecies exist.
Notes: P. andromedae is a rare species, often difficult to spot when flying rapid and close
to ground.
Etymology: andromedae: Andromede (Greek mythology) was the daughter of
Cepheus and Cassiope; a genus of the health family.


Pyrgus andromedae from North Norway


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PYRGUS ANDROMEDAE

Specimen

EIS Region

Kommune

Coll. date

Legit

In coll.

Remarks

1

173

FV

Alta

29-VI-1924

Emil Barca

ZMO

 

2

127

NSI

Saltdal

08-VII-1881

Wilheim Maribo Schøyen

ZMO

 

3

127

NSI

Saltdal

08-VII-1881

Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen

ZMO

 

4

126

NSY

Bodø

12-VII-1964

Arild Fjeldså

ZMO

 

5

126

NSY

Bodø

04-VIII-1964

Bodin

ZMO

 

6

174

FN

Porsanger

30-VI-1879

Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen

ZMO

 

7

173

FV

Alta

29-VI-1924

Emil Barca

ZMO

ventral view

8

174

FN

Porsanger

30-VI-1879

Wilhelm Maribo Schøyen

ZMO

ventral view

9

154

TRI

Balsfjord

08-VII-1982

Lars Ove Hansen

ZMO

ventral view


Pyrgus andromedae from North Norway


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PYRGUS  ANDROMEDAE

Specimen

EIS

Region

Kommune Coll. date Remarks
1 154 TRI Balsfjord 11-JUN-2002  

 

Habitat of Pyrgus andromedae in Norway
Habitat of Pyrgus andromedae (Troms fylke, North Norway, elevation 550 m, JUN-2002)

 

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).


Butterflies of Norway | Systematic list of the Norwegian butterflies | Bibliography
Acknowledgements
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