Butterflies of Norway




English name: Silver-studded Blue
Norwegian name: Argusblåvinge
Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Original description: as Papilio Plebejus argus in Syst.Nat. (Edn. 10) I: 483.
Syn.: sylvius (Poda, 1761)
aegon ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Type locality of nominate species: Sweden.
Subspecies in Norway: S. a. argus.
Worldwide distribution: Europe, temperate parts of Asia to Kazakhstan, Amur, Korea, Amur,
Ussuri and Sakhalin Is.


P. argus argus

Auctor: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Syn.: - - -
Type locality of subspecies: Sweden.
Distribution in Norway: South Norway.
Notes: A common species in Norway.
Described forms found in Norway: - - -
Etymology: argus: Argos was a hundred-eyed guardian of Io in Greek mythology.
Upon his death, these eyes were placed by Juno on the tail of a peacock.

P. argus argus

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Kommune Coll. date Legit In coll. Remarks
1 10 AAI Åmli 15-JUL-1989 Tony Nagypal TN m
2 27 Øvre Eiker 19-JUL-1998 Tony Nagypal TN m (ventral view)
3 43 BV Hemsedal 14-AUG-2002 Tony Nagypal TN f
4 10 AAI Åmli 07-JUL-2001 Tony Nagypal TN f (ventral view)

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