Butterflies of Norway



English name: UK: Camberwell Beauty. US: Mourning Cloak.
Norwegian name: Sørgekåpe
Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Original description: as Papilio Nymphalis antiopa in Syst.Nat. (Edn. 10) I: 476.
Syn.: pompadour (Pollich, 1783)
morio (Retzius, 1783)
borealis (Vnukovsky, 1927)
asopos (Fruhstorfer, 1909)
Type locality of nominate species: Sweden.
Subspecies in Norway: N. a. antiopa.
Worldwide distribution: Holarctic; temperate belt of Europe, Asia and America from Alaska
to Venezuela.


N. antiopa antiopa

Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: Sweden.
Distribution in Norway: Widespread in south-east Norway. Few pre-1945 records from West Norway.
North Norway: Nordland and Finnmark only.
Notes: A rare species in Norway during the 20th century until late 1980's.
The species had 17 years cycles, gradually building up from being virtually
non-existent to be common, and then returning to being extremely rare.
Since the late 1980's it has been a fairly common species in southeast Norway.
More often seen after hibernation in the spring than in the autumn.
Described forms found in Norway: none
Etymology: antiopa: Antiope was wife of Lycus, king of Thebes..


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 Kommune  Coll. date  Remarks
 1  28  BØ  Hurum  17-SEP-1995  
 2  19  V  Larvik  03-MAY-1997  ventral view

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